I've now had some feedback from the client. Can we use a different picture (I have uploaded). And here's the quote from her email:
"I would like to start with my photo on the left with some form of wave flowing to the right and ending in a point of light, the implication being that ideas/sounds come from me and flow through to a point of understanding/inspiration. Also, I want the shape of the wave not the rectangle of the banner so that we get rid of the straight lines. Typeface-wise, I prefer slightly forward italic script (definitely not rounded block-like writing) which is creative, modern, delicate and clean."
I think the comment about having a banner that's not rectangular means she wants it to fade into white so it merges with the website background.