I studied at Camberwell College of Arts, then the Royal College of Art in London and after graduating in 2000 began working as a web designer. However, I soon needed to find an antidote to so many hours spent in front of a computer and returned to painting again.

I come from a family of very keen amateur gardeners, so my garden was the natural place to turn to for inspiration. You are working with living things when you create a garden. They are magical places where you come close to the wonder of creation, and your efforts often achieve quite unexpected results.

I choose to work in watercolour because I love its versatility. It is possible to achieve delicate translucency alongside vibrancy of colour. Painting in watercolour can also be unpredictable, again producing sometimes unexpected results, and is the most appropriate medium for my subjects.