Coming from a family, on my mother's side, of artists and dressmakers I have always loved making beautiful things. For many years I taught art, design and textiles at secondary level. I loved teaching but now it is my time to really concentrate on my own practice.
I have an MA in Textile design and love to create garments and textiles with a novel twist. During my MA course I specialised in laser cutting textiles. In the last few years I have rediscovered painting and have developed my own way of portraying the British coast.
I paint scenes that I have known and loved since childhood. When my two boys were small we took them to these places and have created many happy memories.