I have always loved drawing and painting and from an early age looked forward to a career in art. My drawing skills, combined with a love of maps, led initially to the Ordnance Survey where I was trained and worked as a cartographer. Later, after a few years raising a family and achieving a Degree in Education, I taught in both primary and secondary schools.
I now spend time with my first loves – drawing, painting and gardening. I have always found inspiration in the colours, shapes and textures of the natural world and found that I was drawn more and more to depicting the detail and beauty of plants, both wild and cultivated. I completed The Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma course, graduating with Distinction in 2010. I am fascinated by the botany of plants and the development of botanical illustration through history.
I am also a painting member of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society. I have exhibited successfully in exhibitions in South-West England, London, France and Germany. I still enjoy teaching, providing structured courses in drawing and watercolour painting in my studio as well as workshops for local art groups.