Since graduating from De Montfort University in the early nineties with a degree in Surface Decoration, she has enjoyed a long and varied career as a freelance illustrator, working in areas as diverse as greeting cards, calendars, ceramics, fine art and children's books.
Working in various media, she mainly uses acrylic with mixed media or watercolour, building up layers of pattern and colour to create her distinctive paintings.
Often with quirky nostalgic, vintage references, she says:
‘I can be inspired by anything from a small magazine cutting to a walk in the park with my beautiful English setter ‘Alfie’.
Although I live in The Midlands, one of my favourite subjects to paint is the lovely British coastline’.