Received my first watercolour art box as a prize for a competition I entered.
Secondary school education gaining 3 GCE's and 6 CSE's.
Inspired by the Impressionists and especially Toulouse Lautrec.
Commercial working background - offices, receptionist, secretarial
Painting as a hobbyist.
Travel to Israel changed my life and inspired by Christianity - was a turning point in my life.
Went to Art School at 28 at Berkshire College of Art and Design - OND and HND in Graphic Design and learned a lot about illustration, drawing, painting, illustration and typography.
in 1990 I met and married my husband Dave, a fellow artist and had two children
Studied web-design - Dreamweaver II, Frontpage and Flash
Worked in St Mary's School for 18 years supporting children with their learning, especially SEN children on a 1-1 basis. Also designing display boards, backdrops for plays, productions, stage make-up and plays plus greatly used in art lessons, helping children draw. - studied NVQ in supporting teachers plus accredited training.
Joined Slough Art Society in 2000, local group of artists of different age groups and backgrounds.
Paints in a wide variety of materials including acrylics, oils, watercolour and pastels. plus encaustic (hot wax), marbling, journaling and collage
Art in the Street, Maidenhead for 5 years running - sold 3-4 paintings there
Herschel Park - also did art workshop
Burnham Library - sold one painting
The Curve, Slough
En Plein Air, Windsor for around 5 years - sold one painting there
Pintar Rapido, London - also plein air.
Cookham Elizabeth House
Maidenhead Rendezvous Cafe
Shortly to exhibit at Windsor The Old Court Court - 15th October to 24th October.
Illustrations for a children's book
Took early retirement in December 2018
Studying an art mentoring course, Created to Thrive, and the Experience Course - transformational journey