After years of creative activity, my formal art education began in 2008-9 when I completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Reigate School of Art, Design and Media, followed by further practical studies in painting and printmaking.

I now work in both disciplines and enjoy the use of colour and texture that the materials allow. I usually start by photographing or sketching a scene that catches my eye, and then explore ways of reproducing the image. A painting can lead to a print, and vice versa.

I grew up in South London and have lived in Spain and Switzerland. I am now based in Surrey.

My work has been exhibited in Switzerland and the UK in group shows and I regularly show and sell my work through the annual Artists Open Studios event in Surrey. My work is in private collections in Switzerland, Spain, France, Denmark and the UK. I have a number of clients for whom I have created unique large-scale works on canvas designed specifically for their homes.

I also enjoy making art in groups! I lead a class for people with disabilities, the Reigate branch of the charity Conquest Art, and for several years ran a Mixed Media art group (MiMA).