I’ve been drawing and painting ever since I can remember. When I moved to Lyme Regis from London over 25 years ago, I was determined to get out and paint as much as possible. I find the beauty of the surrounding countryside and coast a constant source of inspiration in all seasons and all weathers. Although I’m now firmly rooted here, I love travelling too, and always take my sketchbook with me wherever I go, so that I usually return with a few ideas to work up into a painting.For a number of years I worked mostly in soft pastel, a medium I still enjoy for its directness, the purity of its colours and its ability to cover a large area quickly. In the late ‘80s I also started stone-carving and completed a number of small pieces, but I found the medium a difficult one to work in for long periods. My current aim is to move towards a more abstract style, but whatever the style, I find colour, texture and light in the landscape are what really inspire me, and painting, in any medium, is still my first love. As a member of a women’s art group ‘Redder Splash!’ in South London, I exhibited regularly in a number of galleries throughout the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, including the South London Art Gallery and the Cafe Gallery in Southwark Park. In July 2007 I had a solo exhibition at the Axminster Arts Cafe. Every year since 2007, to its final show in 2016, I had work in the Lyme Regis ArtsFest. From November 2011 to 2012 I had three stone carvings on permanent display at The Gallery,Hi Ho Silver, Honiton.More recently I have had work in a number of group exhibitions at the Town Mill & the Malthouse in Lyme Regis. My work is currently on permanent display at Lucy Campbell Jewellery, Miller’s Parlour, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU.I also have work in private collections, both in the UK and abroad.