As a designer I have to be very versatile so that I can respond to different types of design briefs.
The Travel collection of greetings cards have been developed from an eclectic mix of imagery drawn in my sketchbooks. I love nature and being outdoors together with a keen interest in history. I have initially chosen places that are in Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
The original artwork is a collage of images, environments, buildings, animals, birds, flowers and my own hand drawn maps of places that I love and know well. I use a variety of papers and media to develop the artwork and use the local newspaper for the background to some of the imagery and also for some of the words.
I have been influenced by collage artists and by Kurt Schwitters in particular