About meLiving in London on and off over the past 25 years, it's been vital for me to connect with nature as much as possible, through walks in the park, foraging, pottering on my allotment and garden, marvelling at the greenery surviving in cracks in the concrete and working in gardens and growing projects.
The need to immerse myself in nature, surrounded by the smell
of plants and soil, the sound of birds, open to the wind, sky
and weather is how I've managed to balance the stresses and frustrations of urban living with a slower, greener way of life where I enjoy what the moment brings, stay tuned to the seasons and appreciate the small details of life around me.
Discovering Permaculture encouraged the integration of my interests, experiences and skills in the creation of beautiful, useful and sustainable spaces with the knowledge accumulated
from growing food and herbs, studying wild plants, and forest gardening. Sharing this with others has been an exciting way
to let some of my creativity and enthusiasm rub off on other people and start them on their own journey of discovery.
I've travelled widely too, exploring environments where the intelligence and beauty of natural patterns, systems and growth has been inspirational and led to many creative ideas being put into practice.
BA Hons Fine Art, an MA in Landscape Architecture and vocational qualifications in horticulture, PTLLS Level 3 teaching certificate and an Award in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture & mental health with Thrive.
Current and recent clients include;
SLaM, Big Lunch Extras, Southwark Council, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Maintaining Health Partners, Walworth Garden Farm, Lambeth Council, Providence Row, The Connection at St Martins, City Lit.
I continue to develop my practice, moving full circle back to an arts led process that allows me to experiment with new ideas, develop new skills and find a personal enrichment through re greening and re imagining urban nature.