Drawing in the garden aged 5. My parents were busy commercial artists, hand drawing advertising for C&A, Kendals, Hendersons and Jenners.

Artwork for packaging with Peter Windett Associates for Crabtree & Evelyn and with the Hallmark Partnership for Boots.

In 2007 Expedia, with the National Gallery, launched Blue Sky Day inviting two hundred people to paint in Trafalgar Square. 

For eight years I ran  mygorgeouscards.com selling both my own and bought in cards plus my  period Maps of London tea towels. 

I've always been curious. Having to sit silently on the floor of my parents studio while they worked long hours, the only sounds from the wireless, I listened. Books with words held no interest but I drew, then never stopped. Though when I look back on my life, I'm surprised that nurturing rather than art has been at the core. The wonder and disbelief of germinating a seed only topped by watching a student suddenly realising 'how' and drawing with confidence.  Transforming lives could be my raison d'etre.

I trained as an art teacher at Goldsmiths' College 1972-76, loved teaching in schools and art college then developed a popular course for adults who'd not drawn since childhood. Designing gardens and illustrating followed. In 2019 I really enjoyed learning more about colour and painting at City Lit, with Benjamin Senior. Much encouraged I now paint full time in sunny Chichester. 

From 22 September 2022 I'm teaching a painting and drawing class for adults at Lavant on Thursdays mornings 9.15 to 12.45. Do contact me if you'd like to join the group. There'll be 11 three hour sessions with a half term break.

I was delighted to meet 252 visitors during this year's Chichester Art Trail  30th April to 2nd May and 7th and 8th May. and again during the Festival of Chichester on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd July. 

Artwork for packaging and merchandise designed for: The National Trust, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Boots, Crabtree & Evelyn, Pinneys of Scotland and Lotus Fish Food.  Illustration for publishers: Frances Lincoln, Marshall Cavendish, Mitchell Beazley, Kew, Dorling Kindersley, Pavilion, Readers Digest and RHS/Macmillan.

Exhibitions include:  Solo exhibition at the Century Gallery Henley on Thames 1983.  Royal Horticultural Society 1984 & 1986 (Silver Gilt Medal) 1987.  Mall Galleries 'Flowers & Gardens' 1984.  Bradford City Art Gallery 'Food for Thought' 1987.  Royall Fine Art Tunbridge Wells 1987.  New York Interior Designers May 1987. Christies Contemporary Art 'The British Garden' 1988.  Solo exhibition at Blackheath Halls 1996.  Work held in private collections in London, USA, South Africa, Australia, France and Italy.

Charity Christmas cards  In 2021 we raised £1400 for Brain Tumour Research and £247 for St Wilfrids Hospice in Chichester.

Bridgeman Images licence several of my paintings for reproduction.

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