Even as a child I loved to draw and paint. At the age of seven, I won a prize for my work,in a national competition and a secondary school I spent all my lunchtimes in the art room where I learnt to paint with oils. Whilst working, I continued experimenting in a variety of media at evening classes at The City Lit - Covent Garden and Kensington & Chelsea College.
When I moved to Bristol in 1997, I joined the Bristol School of Art, where did a variety of courses, including life drawing, so beneficial in training me to really look at what I'm drawing and painting.
In 2002, after the birth of my third daughter, I took the opportunity to change my career and fulfil my lifetime passion and become an artist. I had my first exhibition in 2005 and since then have not looked back.
I have always lived by water, and conequently, I am fascinated by the light on water at different times of day. I am also drawn to bright colours and whilst sitting on the beach with my children in Devon, I was inspired to paint the brightly coloured sails ofthe Hobie Cats. I continued painting seascapes and boats and in 2008 I became resident artist at The National Sailing Academy, in Weymouth & Portland the sailing venue for 2012 Olympics.In 2012, I painted a series of acrylic paintings of the Skandia Race for Gold, Olympic qualifier. Painting from the pontoon at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, I was surrounded by national and international crews, empty wheel chairs and trailers which, very inspirational!
Following a trip to Australia in 2014, I painted a series of work of Queensland & Sydney which demonstrate my love of light, water and colour. Recently, I have been working on a series of sunrises and sunsets of South Devon and Croatia.
The Flavel, Dartmouth December 2015- January 2016
Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol March 2014
Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol February 2013
Room 212, Bristol June 2013
Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol August 2013
Brownstone Gallery, Modbury South Devon
Hope Cove Gallery, South Devon