I have lived in Bishop’s Stortford for most of my life and have been drawing & painting ever since I can remember.
I qualified as a Radiographer and worked for the NHS. Whilst my three children were young I worked as a Teaching Assistant at a local Secondary School for several years, and then at a local Primary. A few years ago I studied for a Fine Art Degree at the University of Hertfordshire.
Currently I undertake commissions and use a variety of media including ink with watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastel, preferring a realistic, figurative style. I also attend a local pottery class.
I have exhibited and sold paintings at local galleries and art shows, and have exhibited as a prize winner at the Mall Galleries, London. I also held an Open Studio at home in 2017. I enjoy visiting galleries & exhibitions.
I feel lucky to paint as much as I do because I have suffered with serious eye problems since teenage years. At fifteen I had my sight saved by Moorfields Eye Hospital following retinal detachments. I was left partially sighted in one eye. I have since had operations on both eyes, including removal of cataracts and another retinal detachment, and also have glaucoma. I am very grateful for the eye care that I still receive.