A love of splashing around in nature from a very early age, took me on a university and career path in marine biology, after which I worked in wildlife conservation and education in island locations around the world for many years.
My artistic streak comes from a lifetime of dabbling in art. I’ve always have a set of paints (or three), a sketch pad and pencils close to hand for when inspiration calls. Although now I'll find myself more often with a phone in hand - capturing my next scene or composition.
Inspiration Inspiration for me is the British countryside and our natural world. I'm never more at home than when I'm wondering through fields, wading across streams and rivers, enjoying the dappled sunlight of golden hour in our woodlands or noodling in rockpools at the windswept coast.
Outside is where I am my true self and it is now reflected in my art. Our island nation has a wealth of rich habitats and varied wildlife.
But it wasn’t until recently though I started to take my creative side seriously. And when I taught myself to needle felting over 10 years ago - it soon became a big part of my life and is now my business.
Since launching All Things Felt & Beautiful I’ve taught thousands of studentsin person and online.
I love teaching and sharing my skills.
When I see students flourish, often returning to learn from me again and again I’m so proud to see them develop their own style. Some have even gone on to teach and build their own businesses with my help.
I also have a needle felting supply shop. From my time as a needle felt artist I'm driven to sharing with you the BEST wools and tools I have used and I know you will want to use too!