I'm originally from England and took up art when my children were small. I gained a diploma in Art and Design from South Trafford College. When I moved to the USA I earned a degree in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
Animals were my first love. Growing up we had lots of pets. Often we had three of everything, as I have a brother and sister and we each wanted our own hamster, rabbit, mouse or whatever. I love to draw and paint animals, and creating pet portraits is one of the most satisfying occupations for me.
I was a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society for 10 years and ran the plein air painting group for 8 of them. I still love painting en plein air but have turned more to studio painting since moving to the Auburn, CA area.