After I studying at Hornsey College of Art and gaining a BA degree in Graphic Design, I worked in publishing as a book jacket and advertising designer and then worked as a freelance before leaving to live in America and focus on bringing up my family.
On returning to the UK, I took up print–making in its various forms (etching, lithography and silkscreen) at South Hill Park, Bracknell and had work accepted by the Royal Academy and the Mall Galleries in London.
After returning to the workforce as Graphic Designer/Publicity Officer/Photographer at East Berkshire College, handling all their publicity material and prospectuses, I decided to be a student again and returned to study at Middlesex University, gaining an MA in Computer Integrated Publishing.
After a spell back in the workforce, handling Public Relations and also teaching at East Berkshire College, I decided, yet again, to be a student, this time studying Textile Design, first at Maidenhead College of Art and then at Amersham College (both institutions now, sadly, no longer in existence) and gaining a BTEC National in Textile Design.
I took up painting six years ago and now mostly paint in acrylics in a loosely figurative, graphic style. My experience in print-making, textiles and graphics informs my eclectic painting style.
I am a member of Cookham Arts Club and Maidenhead Painting Club and occasionally show my work in their exhibitions.
I had a painting accepted in 2020 for exhibition by the Society of Women Artists (SWA) who normally hold exhibitions at the The Mall Galleries in London but was online because of the pandemic..