I have enjoyed working with fabric since school, but have only painted since moving to Lee-on-the-Solent in 2003.
Decades of working as a Chartered Accountant, Homeopath and then a Paramedic left little time for either sewing or painting, but I still enjoyed entering the occasional art exhibition beginning with the Titchfiield Art and Craft Show in 2009.
Initially, I painted only in watercolours, but since leaving Paramedic work in 2016 due to injury, I have been able to devote more time to creative pursuits and have now begun to work in watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastel. I attend craft fairs with my handmade cushions, aprons, bags and other gift items and have participated in the Hampshire Open Studios event annually since 2018.
I am a keen member of a local art group, attend regular art sessions and am an associate member of the Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport.
I am a keen traveller who loves animals, the natural world and being by the sea. If I can incorporate these interests into my creative work, in a colourful way, then I am happy.