Growing up on the Cheshire plain I have always yearned for dramatic scenery. Luckily for me I have settled close to the coast – to my heart’s content!
Initially, I specialised in printed textile design having completed a BA Hons. Textile and Fashion degree in Liverpool (in 1990). Whilst studying there, the structural landscape of the docks and the city provided a valuable source of inspiration.
Later, living in Lancaster I discovered the joys of walking the land and coast in northern England. It was at this time I began painting in earnest using oils and canvas.
Having spent sometime working in London I now live a very rural existence on a small holding close to the beautiful beaches of West Pembrokeshire.
I have spent 4 years working in a local primary school using my creative skills to help children explore their feelings, emotional responses and to promote a sense of well-being.
Now I devote my time to my family and my art.
In between feeding the pigs and chickens, lambing and weeding the veg patch, I walk the coastal paths of this stunning part of Wales and ponder ideas to paint.
My two dogs keep me company and ensure I go out in all weathers. They like to sit on my feet while I stand at my easel and paint!