As a child I yearned to be an artist but, looking at art, I was overwhelmed by how an artist had chosen the colours in their painting. So I stuck to grey and that mirrored how I felt about the World. Much of my childhood was over-shadowed by depression; the World lacked colour. As a young mother this became a more serious psychological illness but it is through my recovery that I discovered the joy of colour. I even find it in the bleak estuary landscapes of my coastal walks by looking more closely and I emphasise it to share that joy.

I am a self-taught artist, although I do read a lot so I must credit my development to those amazing artist/authors who have helped me along the way.  Included are: Angie Lewin, Jane Davenport, Tamara La Porte, Dina Wakely, Mark Taro Holmes, Burne Hogarth, Vic Bearcroft, Anna Mason, Ann Blockely, Alena Hennessy, Traci Bautista.