Originally from Cornwall, I studied at Falmouth and Kingston Colleges of Art before embarking on a career in design and illustration in London. Children brought me back to the South-West where, with my husband, I started the Limekiln Gallery in Calstock, specialising in contemporary art from the Tamar Valley. Here I work, teach drawing, and illustrate children’s books.
I am excited by the thought of capturing a moment in time, distilling a feeling, evoking a thought, a mood or an emotion. I want to take the viewer to where I was – lying in the sun gazing up through branches, looking through a reflection to what may lie beneath, hearing the sound of a flock of birds startled. I set myself the impossible task of telling a story in one image. I work on paper with pencil, ink and charcoal, and also make etchings, linocuts and monoprints.