I learnt to paint whilst living in the Far East in the 1960's and it was there that my passion for painting began. I attended the art department in Hong Kong University under an American resident tutor who taught me oil painting for two years. The subjects were mainly landscape, still-life and portraiture as well as seascapes. I also studied Chinese painting with Professor Lau Ta Po for over a year. I gradually started to paint in watercolours and enjoyed the opportunity of being able to paint in both mediums.
I am a member of
The Society of Women Artists
and a Member of
The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
I am a qualified Adult Education Teacher and organise workshops, painting days and demonstrations to art groups and societies throughout the country.
I have demonstrated at Patchings Art Festival at Calverton in Nottingham and also at the Mall Galleries in London for the Society of Women's Artist's exhibition.
May 2009 - At the Society of Women Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London - "HRH Princess Michael of Kent Watercolour Award for the most outstanding watercolour in the Society's Annual Exhibition".
In 2011, I exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London.
In 2017, I was selected for the Harris Moore Canvases Prize at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Exhibition Prize Exhibition with "Evening Light" - watercolour (selected by Ken Howard RA)
I am an art tutor on cruise lines.
I am President of the Matlock Artists Society.
Exhibited at the following:
Walmgate Gallery, York
New York Gallery, York
The Ferens Gallery, Hull
Mercer Gallery, Harrogate (Laing Competition)
Great Sheffield Art show (Public vote award)
Patchings Farm Art Centre (Daler and Rowney Award)
Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby
Cassian Gallery, Lincoln
British Society of Painters, Yorkshire
The Little London Gallery, Derbyshire
Picturecraft Gallery, Holt, Lincolnshire
Westminster Galleries, London
Fine Art Uk Gallery, Herefordshire
The Little Picture Gallery, Mousehole, Cornwall
The Ridgeway Gallery, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire
The Turner Gallery, Exeter, Devon
The Spa Galleries, Tunbridge Wells
The Royal Watercolour Society at the Bankside Gallery, London
tle gallery - Rye
The Higher Street Gallery, Dartmouth
Ingleby Gallery, Nr. Melbourne, Derbyshire
Art Barn Gallery, Warwickshire
Artizan Gallery, Torbay, Devon
Cromford Studio and Art Gallery, Matlock, Derbyshire