I originally studied fine art at Portsmouth and Exeter Art Colleges. More recently, I trained at Sheffield University as an Art Psychotherapist. I have worked as an artist for Northern Centre For Cancer Treatment most recently on the "Room for You " project which has now been made into a book called "Hook into the Past".( available at Newcastle City Library and on amazon).
I have always worked with fabric, often re-cycling pieces from my collection of interesting materials with their own histories, gathered over the years; velvets, silks and hand woven woollens. My ideas come from the natural forms around me: the moss covered stone walls, the clambering nasturtiums and the seasonal changes within my garden. The horizon which is framed in my window is dominated by the skyline, huge sweeping hills with striking contrast of yellow ochre and brooding grey skies.