Terri Bate was born and still lives in Devon. She is happily retired from midwifery to indulge in her creative pursuits as a textile artist, knitter, spinner, teacher, designer, painter, illustrator and cartoonist. Terri Bates loves drawing and playing with watercolours and inks and is also a spinner, knitter, dyer and will happily turn your pet's fur into yarn! Drawing fast and loose is a daily habit using pen and wash, and her favourite watercolour. Her subject matter is eclectic - inevitably people, animals or the wonder of nature’s patterns.