Until 2023 I worked as a Mixed Media Artist, Author, designer and teacher living in Norfolk. When I left school at 16, in the 60’s, I was already designing clothes and my crochet garments were being sold in Biba, London.
I went to art college in the 70’s then for the next 25 years I had an historical and theatrical costume and prop company ‘Will-O-Wisp’ in London & Norfolk.
1n early 1990's circumstances caused a change of direction. First I founded a charity 'The Light Foundation', and set up childrens (Childwise) and educational (Sayana Wolf trust) projects. Then, on my way to become an educational psychologist I discovered I loved teaching children and taught art and textiles in high schools for the next 15 years. After retiring from teaching I worked from my home & garden studios and sold my creations from my online Etsy shop, Bazaar of Dreams, and at Handmade Gifts & Gallery in Norwich. As I love teaching I run several Art & Craft courses locally throughout the year and was involved with Norwich Makers Festival and Open Studios.
I have had many solo and collaborative exhibitions over the years, and some of my highlights were as the founder of ACME Art & Craft Markets (putting on exhibitions for up to 50 artists during Open Studios), being commissioned to make a miniature room box for the V&A Small Stories touring exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum in 2017 and then in 2018 reprising my role as costumier by making the White Face Clown costume for Foolhardy circus for the 250 years of Circus celebration.
In 2023 I finally retired as an artist to spend more time writing, but I will never stop creating art and teaching Crochet. And............I have a few future projects up my sleeve ;)