My background is in textiles. I originally studied embroidery at Manchester Poly which back in the day included a strong painting and drawing stream to the degree. Currently I run my own Made in GB home textiles business, but following my decision to pursue an arts career, painting has always been integral to my being and breathing. I choose to paint life drawings and portraits as I enjoy the discipline of drawing human bodies. These colourful and dynamic images were painted in real time from life.