I was born in London but spent my child hood in Germany Egypt and Cyprus. My earliest memories include a foggy 1940's London, and pomegranate and orange trees growing in Cyprus.
After many years of living and working in Hampshire we moved to Cornwall in 1988. This presented an opportunity to study intaglio printmaking with an excellent tutor, Sheila Oliner, who put the class of 1990 through its paces.
This new adventure led to exhibiting etchings and monoprints with Penwith Printmakers and later with the St Ives Society.
Intaglio inks and printmaking rollers are my favourite tools when making monoprints; I also paint with etching ink onto canvas, describing ancient themes or things just seen. The most frequent visitors to our garden, crows, foxes, rabbits and a pheasant provide an insistent and on-going narrative.
I have been a member of the St Ives Society since 1999 and am now a Director and the Hon Sec.
Diploma in Fine Art - Falmouth College 1992
B.Ed. King Alfred's College Winchester 1978