Studying the History of Art at Leicester University gave her a lifelong interest in art. When she retired early from a career in teaching she took a year long watercolour course followed by an oils and acrylics course the subsequent year.
She is inspired by light and reflections. As a sailor she spends many hours watching waves and is fascinated by the challenge of capturing the ever moving sea on canvas
. She prefers to work outside and spends much time sketching and painting on the beach or clifftop and tries to retain this freshness in any studio work. She loves the light over the sea and the amazing colours and shapes of clouds and attempts to express the emotions they arouse .
She has exhibited and sold work from;
Palace Arts Gallery Redcar
The Ryedale Folk Museum Hutton Le Hole
Pannett Park Art Gallery Whitby
The Danby Moors Centre
Trattles and Geall, Whtiby
Pickering Art Fair
Sneaton Castle Art Festival
Eskvale Group Exhibitions Sandsend
Sleights Village Hall
RAW Family Designs, Robin Hood's Bay
Her work can currently be seen at the East Coast Open Exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery until 17th March 2017, the Coast Gallery Cloughton, the Runcible Spoon Hinderwell, the Silver Street Gallery Whitby, RAW Family Designs Robin Hood's Bay and the Post Box Sleights.