Though I have loved drawing and painting ever since I can remember, my real passion to create was sparked during my Art GCSE at school. Over the next 20 years I continued to draw and paint at every opportunity. I filled sketch books and family walls with my art, and attended workshops and courses whenever I could.
Art has always been my passion, but in my early days a fascination with philosophy led me to study this at degree level. I believed that this would only enhance my creative output, bringing a depth of perception and improved expression, to my art. I completed my degree at Oxford University in 1997.
After graduating, I moved to North West London and took up a career in marketing. Never finding this creatively stimulating enough, I eventually decided to make the move to full-time artist.
During this time, I re-located with my husband and two daughters, to a 17th century barn conversion in rural Hertfordshire. It is here that I enjoy painting every day from my home studio, which overlooks the countryside.