Born and educated in Manchester, England, I studied art under Harold Riley, one of England’s top artists. I arrived in South Africa in 1971 and worked for many years as an architectural draughtswoman in Somerset West. After raising my family I took up painting again in the mid-1990s. My work hangs in many private collections around the world. I am represented in various galleries in South Africa and have my own studio in Somerset West. I love to experiment with different techniques, styles and media so that my work is constantly evolving and changing. My subject matter includes landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, figures, portraits and flowers. At the moment I am busy with a collection of large abstract works in oils and mixed media which translate very effectively onto large-scale prints. I have been a member of the South African Society of Artists since 2005 and from 2010 to 2014 chaired the Western Cape Artists’ Society.