I was born in Manchester where my love of Art was firmly established.  However, I went on to travel widely with my husband on Army postings which gave me the opportunity to gain an appreciation of art in other countries both in Eastern and Western Europe and Zimbabwe.   

Having settled in a village just outside York, I embarked on a full time course in Creative Art, Design and Digital Media at York College. I loved the freedom I had to express my art in a more abstract and personal way through other mediums such as printmaking, ceramics, 3D installations, feltmaking and digital media.  However, I now concentrate solely on my painting although I am planning on spending some time on printmaking this year.  I have been greatly influenced by the Abstract Expressionists and also the St Ives group of artists and often take time out to visit Cornwall for inspiration.

I exhibited at my home studio as part of York Open Studios 2016 and then successfully exhibited a body of work at The Great North Art show in the fabulous surroundings of Ripon Cathedral.  I have also exhibited at The Blossom Street Gallery, York, and York District Hospital, and will again be taking part in York Open Studios 2017.

I am also delighted to be taking part in the Kunsthuis Contemporary Gallery's Summer Exhibition from 16th June - 20th August 2017 alongside 100 artists from 11 countries -  http://kunsthuisgallery.com/news/