Favourite artist, and how do they inspire your work?
JW: I love Beryl Cook, she comes from Plymouth near me; I started off liking her work a bit ironically but now I’m just wholeheartedly into it, I like the lightness of it and the narratives. I like Louise Bourgeois, I’m especially inspired by her textile pieces, they really speak to me. My favourite thing though is folk art, I have many folk art books on my shelves that I browse if I need a quick visual pick-me-up. I have children’s art framed in my house, some that my own children have done and some very old children’s artwork from the 1950s or so, I just love the freedom of it.
MM: The Fauves, Celia Birtwell, Laurent de Brunhoff, Ludwig Bemelmans…and hundreds more. I gravitate towards colour, spontaneity, pattern and the enchanting things in life.