My work is inspired by, and often incorporates, found objects. I am also influenced by nature and music. For me, the most significant factors in my work are colour and texture. I love building both up in layers and am still surprised and excited by the transformation that happens almost miraculously in the final stages of a piece I may have worked on for weeks. Whilst not everything I try works, I throw nothing away. Pieces are often dissected and recycled as parts of a new work. I am a passionate recycler and love the fact that nothing I have made is ever wasted. Many off-cuts and trimmings from my work are re-used in the ‘Fairy Custard’ range of art cards I produce.