I trained as a textile designer specializing in tapestry weaving. Works I completed included several large commissions including the Police tapestry in Southwell Minster in Nottingham, a tapestry for the Science Lecture building at Liverpool University and a large tapestry for the National Westminster Bank in St. Helens Lancashire. My teaching career included posts at Liverpool, Nottingham and Loughborough Universities and Mansfield College of FE before retiring in 2000.
In 2001 I moved from Nottingham to Epsom to be closer to family and grandchildren. A smaller house meant selling my large tapestry loom and instead of weaving, I began making collage pictures. The portraits are inspired by the primitive paintings of North America and the flower pieces by the early Dutch painters.
An introduction, by a friend, to the jewellery class at Morley College in London led to a new interest and I now specialize in making contemporary, individual pieces using silver and semi-precious stones. All my pieces are handmade and hallmarked in London.