I have spent many years as a painter and am married to a well established painter, John Whittall
. I still paint but there has been a gradual seepage into another passion of mine, that of precious and semi precious metals and gems. It began a number of years ago when I first started to work with gold on both my frames and paintings. To begin with frustration was the predominant emotion but as I learnt how to handle and manipulate the metals I fell in love with their beauty and versatility.
I make pieces that I love and want to wear and hope that you do too.
Contrast seems to be a theme in my work. Mixing abstract with representational painting excites me and contrasting rough hewn stones with highly polished metals and vice versa is the distinguishing note in my jewellery.