I was born in Sussex and attended part-time courses at Brighton University and at St Ives School of Painting in Cornwall from 1978-1985. I had work frequently shown with the RI at the Mall Galleries in London and in 2002 won the RWS Open Award at the Bankside Gallery. During this time I taught art to adult students and exhibited my own work throughout Sussex and in Cornwall.
I was elected President of the Sussex Watercolour Society for nine years and was a member of Chalk Gallery in Lewes for six. I have exhibited with the Brighton Open Houses and Brighton Art Fair and my work is in many collections here and abroad.
I love colour and a strong design or composition. My subject matter is of less importance, but the initial inspiration is usually from an aspect of landscape. Some of my work is done as pure abstraction, and listening to music tends to free my mind and lose myself to the pleasure of intuitive painting.