Many thanks for visiting my site…

I am a freelance  designer based from my 18th century former pub in West Auckland Durham UK, where i live with my very tall son and crazy dog Cyril.

Since graduating in 2000 from the University of Brighton, BA (hons) Surface and Textile Design, I worked as a freelance fashion knitwear designer and embroiderer for Westcot Design, Loop and Saxon Textile Design. Recently I  have gone back to my roots,  I am now painting and creating patterns.

My passion is painting flowers in watercolour. I am inspired by the beautiful countryside around me and my very large garden where I have some of the most beautiful flowers to paint. I have  painted since a child. I sold my first painting when i was 14 (over 30 years ago!) I had my first watercolour exhibition when I was 16. I also teach watercolour classes privately and online.

I have a very varied style and prolific way of working, I use a mixed range of media, I just love to create... digital, vector, photoshop, illustrator, gouache, acrylic, pen and ink...anything that makes a mark!

I hope you enjoy looking through my work.

Please feel free to contact me for commissions, licensing, outright purchase, my portfolio password or just to say hi, I'll be more than happy to connect with you. 

Michelle x