I took a two year art foundation course at Thurrock Technical College under the wonderful guidance of Tom
Then I moved on to Exeter College Of Art And Design where I met Kev Sutherland, my partner and soulmate.
After a couple of years creating and working in Leicester, including a stint at Leicester Artists Studios, I decided to train as a teacher at Scraptoft.
After teaching at Rowley Fields and Edward VIIth secondary schools we moved down to the South West and I spent 15 years at Nailsea School, becoming an assistant year head with a good six months towards the end as full year head, standing in for a colleague.
During my last years there I began creating artwork and exhibiting. The exhibitions took off and I made the plunge to return to my artwork full time.
The workshops began with Bristol Museum during a summer celebrating a Henry Moore Centenary.
In 2009 I had a phone call out of the blue asking if I would like to be part of a small team working on a British Council Cairo, Bristol City Council project on the theme Cultural Crossings. This was to last two years and involve a trip to Cairo and return visits from Egyptian teachers and artists. How could I refuse?