I have loved creating since childhood - always drawing people & faces.  My grandpa painted so I would often use his paints.  I am influenced mainly by beauty as well as fashion history, fashion photography and old things of a bygone era.  I was given a Vogue book on the history of 20th Century fashion for my 14th birthday  which I still drool over frequently.  My style is illustrative as a result of my further education and I always try to create a realistic quality in each piece.  I love the idea of capturing different eras and creating my own story or scene – they can be cheeky, quirky, calming or decadent - but they always show style and elegance.