I live in Ilkley, West Yorkshire in the UK, a smallish town situated on the moors. Only a few miles away from where Emily Bronte imagined Cathy and Heathcliffe roaming in her Gothic romance, Wuthering Heights and a couple of hours drive from Whitby, where Bram Stoker penned Dracula. These influences may have helped shape my love of all things Gothic, horror and steampunk. Oh, and possibly my teenage years spent dressing as a punk and later as a Goth! Other influences are the fantasy/sci-fi books of China Mieville and Korean horror films, photos of Urban exploration, lowbrow/pop surreal art and my total love of Venice, to which a fifth visit is long overdue........and The Wicked Lola bit, what's that all about? When I started out thinking about making art again a good place to start seemed to be stamps. As in the ones you ink up and press on the paper. I searched for something that I felt like colouring, a sort of goth/punky/naughty girl style and struggled to find what I wanted. The more I searched the more I liked the idea of creating my own stamps and wanted a name that suited this idea I was formulating. Wicked Lola kept coming back to me and she's sort of stuck. She's catchy and I like her and who knows I make just design those stamps one of these days!