I make things with my hands. Stories. Pictures. Graphics. Websites. Feasts.
At heart, I'm a visual aesthetician and cultural anthropologist. Writing, photography, design, graphics and food are my primary mediums. Usually, I write something first, then get the idea for complementary graphics at some point in the writing process.
I've always been a theme person. Maybe this explains why I thrived in advertising. My work
naturally comes with themes; sometimes simple, sometimes complex, but never abstract. I'm not sophisticated enough for abstract. I enjoy the challenge of making a statement with words, pictures and graphics.
Native to Northern California, I lived on both sides of America's coasts, before immigrating to Kent, "The Garden of England," in 2003. I've always felt like an outsider, so the immigrant's life
suits me. It means paying attention and not taking nothing for granted.
During my sixteen years in England, I mastered driving on the opposite side of the road (left, left, left) without taking out too many roundabouts. Survived the devastating loss of my husband, Richard Atkins, to 'osteosarcoma of the jaw'. Continued my work as a professional communicator, both with the media, as well as with private clients.
Ongoing projects include Activity Books for Grownups, along with themed Exhibitions. Click titles below for link to books.
Tasty Tales of Lusty Meals
How to Thrive in a Thin World
Answers to Questions You'll Have
When I'm Not Around
Food, Fat and Death -
Click titles below to visit exhibitions.