"And what is the use of a book," thought Alice,
"without pictures or conversation?"
— Lewis Carroll (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
From childhood, it seems, I was destined for a life spent immersed in the arts. I went from student to artist, artist to teacher, teacher to arts administrator and now, finally, full circle back to spending my days up to my elbows in clay. With a mother who always believed that 'busy hands were happy hands' (and who thus supplied an endless array of materials to create with), together with a father who instilled in me a love of reading, I have seldom strayed from that artistic path. My work is a reflection of my deep love of children's literature and the illustrators who filled with my young head with images which haunt me still. Between that and the beauty I am surrounded by, in a world filled with unique plants, animals and patterns and characters - inspiration knows no bounds.