I was born in Manchester and studied Graphic Design at Brighton Art College in the 1970s, where I first began using gouache. Whilst completing a Society of Botanical Artists Diploma, I used primarily watercolour to create delicate and finely detailed representations of flowers. I went back to gouache for its bolder, more opaque quality though still keeping to my favourite floral subject matter.

Living near Portsmouth I taught drawing and painting at South Downs College for fifteen years as well as running my own workshops. My work has been exhibited at various venues including the Westminster Gallery with the Society of Botanical Artists and at Mottisfont Abbey with the Society of Floral Painters. In December 2008 I had my first joint exhibition with Steve Tait at the Oxmarket Gallery in Chichester.

Recently (Nov 2017) I went on a workshop run by Jennie Hawke at the Acorn Trust in Bordon and was inspired to try a much looser watercolour technique with a water spray and flicking paint. This is still in its exploratory stage but it is great fun. See my Blue Tit, Holly and Pink Rose paintings in the gallery.

I am also exploring textiles. I went on an inspiring workshop with Katrin Eagle and was so pleased with my effort I framed it!