About Me  


I studied in Cardiff, and it was there that my love for the arts took root. I was very lucky to have teachers that inspired me and encouraged me to always think big.  


My love and fascination for the world around me influences my artwork. I am still learning, I hope to never stop learning and it's this sense of curiosity that finds its way into my work.  I study people, animals,  emotion, shape and colour. I find art, not only in my creations but in drama, literature, music, cooking... I think inspiration is infinite. 

I currently specialise in portraiture. I really love doing commissioned portraits for clients... I think there is nothing more personal and special than a piece of artwork made especially for you or a loved one, and I love being a part of that special process. I find comfort in other peoples faces, everyone has a story to tell, and I hope to be able to capture a part of that story in my portraits. 

I've recently started working on Animal ink portraits. I love the simplicity of the ink on the page the the elegance of that, and love pairing that with the character of different animals. 

I am also a working actress, working in both television/film and theatre.  Young people may recognise me from 'The Dumping Ground' on CBBC where I established myself as the character of Charlie Morris. It was for this that I won a Children's BAFTA for Best Performance in 2019.


I run my art business alongside my acting. People ask me which I prefer... and there is no answer. They both work completely in harmony with each other. I love the collaboration that acting and writing brings, whilst I love the solitary quiet of my art studio. 

I love what I do, and I hope you can see that within my work. 

For more regular updates on recent work, and generally what I'm up to in this crazy life, you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter or head to my Facebook page. All links are below. 

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