I grew up in a small village on the south coast of England and I was always encouraged to be creative. After art school and then a fashion degree I worked in London in the fashion industry. Living in London was obviously very different to what I was used to. It was around this time that I started painting for myself. I would paint clean, bright paintings that would refer to toys, candies and crafts. Looking back I now see that I had a need to create happy fun things while getting used to living away from home for the first time. After a few fun and successful art shows within my own home under the brand "The Tate Sisters", I began exhibiting at many other venues across London. In 2005 I got married, moved to California and became a full-time artist. In 2012 I decided to experiment with digital art using my original art as a starting point. I discovered that I had fun manipulating and playing with my art digitally. Since then I have been part of some amazing projects. Some of which are shared here.