My artistic background is eclectic beginning in my early years and has continued to develop as a means of self-expression and self-reflection for my entire life, so far. I began my creative studies in my early 20’s, practising pottery, screen-printing; also a 2 year diploma course at Croydon College in Advanced Printmaking and Bookbinding. Following that I studied at Camberwell Art School on the BA Joint Honours, practising Ceramics and Fine Art. I developed a love of making Ceramic Sculpture. When I’d completed my degree I had all intentions of setting up a Ceramic studio, however the need to earn a living was more urgent, so I went ahead and did a PGCE at Greenwich University. After that I spent many years teaching, mostly in Primary schools. It has not always been easy to keep going as an artist, so there have been many periods when I have not produced much, however I have always managed to keep my ‘hand in’ a creative process, in some form or another. In 2009 I did a one year course at the Mary Ward Centre, the course gave artists opportunities to develop their work and ideas, learn how to promote work, plan and execute exhibitions, and create a website. The course gave me confidence and I began painting in acrylics on canvas for the first time. My imagery has in the past been mostly abstract,
1989-91: Morley Gallery Summer Exhibitions with Croydon College Printmakers.
1989-93: Printmakers Council Exhibitions (various), including the Royal Festival Hall.
1996-1999: Exhibitions with ‘Kairos’ - Woman Artists Group: St Georges Walk Pop-up shop exhibition; St Georges Walk Murals; Rosehill Community Centre, Sutton.
1998: Solo Exhibition at the Croydon Clocktower Cafe.
2010: Group exhibition and Joint exhibition, Burgh House, Hampstead.