Born in Hertfordshire in 1984, she obtained her Fine Art BA (Hons) in Canterbury in 2005. She later moved to Leeds where she studied Art Psychotherapy and became qualified at Masters level in 2012. She has since worked as an artist and art therapist, and has been involved in various community projects and festivals, promoting the link between creativity and positive mental wellbeing.
"I use my art practice to help me escape and re-charge. I find pleasure in the meditative element that art making can bring. I try to keep my brushwork loose, giving my paintings an expressive quality and sense of movement. I use layers of paint so I can scratch and scrape at the surface, adding interest and depth. My practice as a therapist and passion for using art as a way of healing has greatly impacted my work as an artist"