Wendy Carlton has been an artist all her working life, she started by gaining a 1st class hons degree in Textile design and going onto work in a London based studio designing bright, bold floral fabrics. After gaining experience Wendy decided to go freelance designing greetings cards which she did successfully for almost 20 years, working for all the big card companies including Camden Graphics, Hallmark, Paper Rose, Carlton cards to name but a few. Wendy would often see her work popping up on TV, in adverts or programs such as popular soap operas. Her first large painting using acrylics onto canvas was not until 2003 making a dramatic leap in size from a small scale card design to a huge 100cm sq canvas. Wendy has a passion for bold colour and a love of nature, she lives on the edge of the Derbyshire countryside and walks her dogs daily through woodlands and meadows using this as her inspiration for creating her eye catching pieces.