Born in London in 1944, I studied at Brighton College of Art and then at Eastbourne College of Education where I did my teacher training.
I have painted and taught all my life, and while at art college I also studied relief print-making.
We moved to East Sussex when I was a child and I was immediately drawn to the Downland Landscape
I live within the South Downs National Park, in the village of Jevington, East Sussex, where I have my studio, and I exhibit and now run regular art workshops.
I have always been fascinated by the effect we have on the landscape – the roads, footpaths, hedgerows, marks and textures that evolve with years of farming, and the relationship between the old buildings and the countryside.
In my work as a printmaker, I loved the way colour builds in layers, and I have developed a way of painting that incorporates some printmaking techniques such as stencilling, the use of collage and mixed media.
This enables me to develop the rich surface I find so exciting. I work in mainly in acrylic and mixed media.
Although my work is figurative, my aim when painting is to convey what it feels like to live within in this beautiful landscape.
Ten years ago I started to create Icons and I have been studying Byzantine Iconography under Peter Murphy, a professional Iconographer.