I am an artist/photographer/designer/cook and mother living in this beautiful part of Yorkshire. I make work using a variety of media – lens, print, paint, ink, charcoal and even food . . . depending on circumstance, brief or mood!
I absolutely love to cook good food for my friends and spend the evenings eating, drinking and discovering what makes the world go around , but most importantly..... I am a compulsive collector of earrings!
Originally from London, I married a Yorkshireman in 1994, moved up North, and found myself in a whole new world - new friends - new landscape - new influences - new ideas, and then..... two children! My creative energies suddenly became channeled into homemaking - designing and restoring a huge derelict barn as well as working and bringing up a family! What a joy - what a leveller - what an influence!
Oats Royd Barn, now a creative 'hotbed' for friends and family, has become the perfect place for artistic pursuits of all descriptions whether it be art workshops, musical evenings or gastronomic extravaganzas! It is such a huge and special place it just has to be shared!
My husband, Dan works from the barn as a graphic designer and our two teenagers, Annie and Tom, are just fabulous!
The barn is also home to a small collection of old cars (mostly citroens) the pride and joy at the moment being a 1968 Citroen DS.