I grew up in rural Oxfordshire and always felt compelled to draw. At art school in Brighton I studied illustration but my real love was always painting and printmaking. Observational drawing is the consistent thread that runs through my work. My linocuts are intricate and multi-layered and I hand burnish them with a humble spoon. I now live in Norfolk with my husband, three children, two chickens and a cat, who often appear as subjects in my work.