Following my graduation in Visual Communication at Brighton Polytechnic in 1977, I spent 25 years designing and illustrating magazines and books. The main subjects were plants, gardens, food and cookery. In 2006 I decided to concentrate solely on my own paintings. In 2007 my husband and I moved to Hong Kong. The exotic flowers and foliage I saw during my time here and extensive travels throughout South‐East Asia, become a focal point in my botanical paintings. I was a founder member of the Hong Kong Society of Botanical Artists.
I returned home to Tunbridge Wells in 2012 and participated in the Open Studios event in June 2013.
I love to paint plants and flowers whose shape and colour I find visually exciting, often enhanced by strong sunlight. By including the dark background often found behind these plants, I hope to retain it’s sense of place in it’s situation. I hope my paintings inspire, rather than merely inform the viewer. Most of my work is painted in watercolour with the use of ink to enhance colour and detail.
February - March 2011, solo exhibition at The Peak, Hong Kong
January -February 2014, solo exhibition, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
April 2014, The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Open Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London
May 2014 , SBA Open exhibition at Westminster Central Hall, London
April 2015, The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Open Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London
May 2015 SBA Open exhibition at Westminster Central Hall, London
June - September 2015, joint exhibition with 3 other SBA members at the Barracuda Club, 1 Baker Street, London W1
St Cuthbert’s Mill award, SBA Open exhibition 2015