I have lived in Cambridgeshire for all but 7 years of my life, which were spent in Cheshire, Brussels and Bucks. I was brought up on a farm in south Cambs and most of my work is inspired by fields and the countryside, birds, patterns in nature and maps; all things I love.
I have always been creative (dressmaking, batik, patchwork and quilting, upholstery, soft furnishings for clients) but renovating an old house, family life and then teaching took up all my time and energy.
Retirement has allowed me to continue my artistic journey. At teacher training college years ago I took Art as my main course but an introductory printmaking course in July 2010 got me started. It's such an exciting medium, with endless possibilities. Various open access days and further day courses followed. In 2011 I took a Certificate of Printmaking course and then the Advanced course over two terms.
I print with my print group The Jolly Printmakers and in my beautiful studio at home.
My lino cutting workshops are popular and I love inspiring others and enjoy the exchange of ideas. I teach in schools and at other venues, including at Art Van Go, The Flower and Craft School in Hemingford Grey, Missenden School of Creative Arts and at Oxford Summer School again. I was invited to demonstrate lino cutting and printing at Living Crafts at Hatfield House in May 2020 but this event will now hopefully take place in October.