Apart from an 'A' level in Art, I am self-taught. I have painted throughout my life and it is a source of joy and constant exploration for me.
The passion I feel for my work is expressed through my diverse subject matter and vibrant colours.
Growing up in a small village in Cambridgeshire I spent long days walking and cycling out in the fields and lanes, observing the rural and rather wild world I inhabited.
I graduated with an LLB honours Law degree in London, 1979-82, where I was able to spend time in galleries, attending expos, and enjoying the buzz of the city.
Emigrating to Seychelles in 1983 I embarked on a career in art by default as the post I had been promised did not in fact exist!
I had my first one-man expo of botanical work at Alliance Francais in 1985.followed by another in 1991 also participating in many other expos on the island.
I had my own gallery on the island of Mahe and exhibited most evenings of the week in many of the top hotels, as well as running a farm and bringing up my two sons.
I have exhibited and sold botanical watercolours through Liberty's, London in 1986, at a Parallax Art Fair in Chelsea, London 2016 as well as in a Paris Gallery in the '90s
I have been fortunate to have many patrons from various Arab State Royal Families as well as extensive sales worldwide, particularly Russia, Czechoslovakia, France, & Germany.
Recently my work inspired a large glass mural for the newly opened H Resort in Seychelles.
I returned to live in the Fens again in 2014 and draw inspiration from my walks and travels around GB and travels abroad.
Work is on exhibition and sale in the prestigious Eden Gallery on Eden Island in Seychelles.
Aldabra Clean Up Project featured as part of Ocean Rescue printed a painting done for the expedition on their Expedition tee-shirt
'My love affair with painting sustains and nurtures my spirit daily. I attempt to hone and develop my techniques every time I engage with my work, using space to create harmony between objects. The meditative synchronicity that evolves as I paint allows me to do my most intuitive work.'