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Mandy was born into a family of artists in Woodcote, South Oxfordshire and went on to study 3D Design at the Berkshire College of Art and Design. She used her musical talents to write songs and sing for her own band, and also sang backing vocals for artists on TV, radio, live tours and in music videos.
She played small venues with her own band and went busking with a cello player on a three month visit to Prague (as well as dancing on the bars at happy hour, she played on the famous Charles Bridge and took on two mural commissions while she was there).
On her return she started up a mural painting business and took on work for clients such as Fullers Brewery, the Irish Tourist Board, architects, schools and private clients.
In 2003 – 2004, along with two fellow artists, Mandy set up and managed three pop up galleries in Reading, showcasing her own canvasses as well as the work of several local artists. Since then she has also developed and delivered arts workshops in schools and in the community as well as running team building workshops for businesses.
Mandy is now teaching art classes for adults, and has joined forces with the Newbury Corn Exchange as a visual artist for their Ageing Creatively programme and is also taking on portrait commissions.