Betsy & Els are my special names for my two daughters who cajoled and encouraged me to use my making and creating skills. In 2016 I set up my independent business, just me and my laser literally out of the kitchen at home...To keep the balance of loneliness that comes with working on my own I took a job one day a week in a local artisan florist. Here I met ‘Lucy Flowers’ the resident florist who inspired the first bunch of hand drawn, laser cut ‘All year round Daffy-Down-Dillys’ and I’ve never really stopped drawing everyone's favourite flowers since.
Quickly I needed more space than my utility and kitchen. For ten months I worked from a shed at the back of a local farm, but the business grew quickly. Now I share a lovely sparkly, big, bright and sunny studio with another creative friend so I can make more and more floral and botanical loveliness.