Mandy's passion for art started at a young age. As a child, she could often be found sat cross-legged on the living room floor drawing portraits as her family watched TV. She later went on to study fashion and textile design in London, graduating in 1988 with a BA (Hons) degree. Having worked within fashion design for several years, she was inevitably drawn back to her first love, painting and illustration.Contemporary in style, Mandy's images push the boundaries of traditional 'oil on canvas'. She often incorporates text, and with their highly textural appearance, her images blur the lines between 'art' & illustration. Mandy regularly sells original artwork in exhibitions and also creates work for books, advertising, design, greetings cards, art prints, stationary, corporate, editorial and press. Her range of prestigious clients includes Harper Collins, Penguin, Condé Nast and Elle.