I began with the idea of someone in a garden but gradually the figure became Alice and the garden a fantasy place with strange plants and creatures. The book Alice holds is important. Since I learned to read, books have been my solace and escape. Like Alice, I am curious and persistent. I am still searching for answers. I am drawn to the grotesque. My favourite museum is the V&A. I love pattern and texture. Collage is now my preferred medium. It allows me freedom of expression. I hope others will be encouraged to look at the detail and find their own meaning in my work.