I’m an Australian surface pattern designer and artist creating unique tropical and ocean-inspired pattern designs, nature illustrations, and photographic images.
I’ve worked for a number of years as an ecologist in Australia and on amazing projects overseas like dolphin surveys in Egypt and caring for orphaned seals in the UK.
I’ve been a passionate photographer for as long as I can remember, with my favourite subject being anything to do with salt water! I’m a bit obsessed with taking wave photos at sunrise!
After having my daughter in 2017, I started learning surface pattern design and now combine my photographic skills with pattern creation and nature illustration.
My art is fun and bright and expresses my love of the ocean and tropical nature. My favourite place to be is outdoors, especially at the beach or snorkelling a coral reef!
I work with a variety of mediums, mostly acrylics and watercolours. I love to experiment with different art materials to get a particular look I am after. I scan my completed artworks and then play around in Photoshop, layering my artwork and photographs to create a repeat pattern or placement print.
I’m influenced by abstract details in nature, amazing wildlife, bold bright colours, fun dance music, and the magical interaction between salt water and light.
I created Girl and the Deep Blue Sea to allow an escape from the everyday…. to a fun-filled island paradise bursting with colour and life!