I trained at Cardiff College of Art, where I was awarded the Ruth Anthony Prize for Life Drawing, gaining a National Diploma in Design. I specialise in fine art watercolours and oils.
Some years later I was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in The History of Art and Architecture. I lectured at the Extra-Mural Department at University of Wales, Cardiff, in Art History and Appreciation for ten years.
Throughout my career works I have worked as a freelance artist specialising in landscape, seascape, architectural drawings and paintings, flowers and, more recently, animals. My commission work has centred around these subjects, often combining them. I have been privileged to provide architectural illustrations for local history books, Penarth Town Trails and other publications. Until recently I edited and provided the illustrations for the Penarth Civic Society quarterly newsletter, which I initiated for the Society in 1979. I was the first woman to be elected Chairman of the Society and was immensely proud to be made an Honorary Member of the Society a few years ago.
I am passionate about helping other artists to develop their own art, both technically and emotionally, and enjoyed teaching watercolours and oils for Adult Education classes for forty years. I am still in touch with some of my old students many are still painting too.
My garden is my other passion. I completely redesigned it in 1999 and have opened it to the public continuously since then as part of The Children's Society Open Garden Trail in Penarth, which included five years for The National Garden Scheme (The Yellow Book).
A major area of my artwork is flower painting, many of my "models" are growing in the garden influencing the garden design and use of colour. I love a bit of drama in the garden too and, although my garden is very small, it includes some impressive plants. I am an organic gardener, a keen fruit and vegetable grower and love to support garden wildlife. There is great joy in feeding the bees and birds
In 2014 I combined with other artists and we are currently running an art shop and gallery, Artisans Corner, Glebe Street, Penarth, selling our own original artwork, prints and cards. We have a resident artisan jeweller too.