60 second interview
Q: What is your favourite colour?A: PurpleQ: Who first inspired you to start making/ creating and what words of advice did they give you?A: I suppose my Mum, Nan & Nanna - they encouraged me, treasured my early creations and taught me many skills. I also learnt to be patient and persevere from them! Making was a necessity for them but I saw it as a way of expressing myself and making unique things - unleashing my imagination!Q: Where and when do you most like to work?A: I currently work from home in a log-cabin studio in the garden. It has everything I need and more! I like working out there as I don't get interrupted - except for my husband or sons bringing me the occasional cup of tea! I prefer to work 'normal' hours, but am often out there in the early morning or late at night!Q: Which season of the year most inspires you?A: SpringQ: What can't you work without?A: My inspirational pin boards, colour, yarn and of course my knitting machine! The radio, a cup of tea and a choccy biscuit or two help as well!Q: Whose work do you most admire?A: I have so many different influences and admire so many artists and designers - a few I'd include would be Sonia Delauney, Bridget Riley, Wassarely, Rob Kesseler, William Morriss, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Kenzo, Kaffe Fassett, Ptolomey Mann, Wayne Hemmingway, Oliver Heath . . . . . Q: What is your favourite piece of fiction and why?A: I don't really read much fiction - I tend to prefer biographical works, but I suppose it would be Peter Pan. I think that we should all preserve an element of the child within!Q: What do you do to relax?A: Believe it or not I find crocheting very relaxing! Watching TV is relaxing too -I'm a Corrie fan, and also love programmes like The Frozen Planet! I also like walking in the countryside and spending time with friends and family too.Q: Describe your artistic style in 3 words. A: Quirky, colourful & fun!