I have lived a life rich and varied in culture, color, and experience. Born in Cheshire, England, I grew up in India and Pakistan, but returned to the UK for my education at the age of ten. After my father retired we settled in the picturesque region of East Anglia, and that area was my first inspiration, it was also there that I met and married my husband Larry.
After a couple of years we went back to the US, first to Alabama and then to central Florida where I balanced raising two children and studying at the Lock Haven Art Center in Orlando. The family then relocated to Oklahoma and I continued my training at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
It was in Oklahoma, while standing in line at a framing shop, that I first met the late master printmaker, Loraine Moore. My professional relationship with her was “life changing.” Studying and working with Loraine influenced and transformed both my knowledge and understanding of the art of printmaking as well as the works I produced. We worked and travelled together for four years and held a two-artist exhibition at the Oklahoma Arts Center in 1982.
Later that year, our family arrived in New England, first in southern New Hampshire and then, as of early 2005, in Kittery, on the coast of Maine. I continue to draw inspiration from the British countryside, but my years in and around New England have provided a new wellspring of material. I continue to take every opportunity to learn more about both drawing and printmaking and have been lucky enough to attend the Haystack School of Crafts and North Country Studio Workshops. I have won numerous awards for my work both in the Midwest and throughout New England. I attained Copley artist status in the 1980s, and I have been a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen since 1982 and the Boston’s Printmakers since 2016. I won the Savoir Faire/Charbonell Award in the Boston Printmaker’s 2015 Biennial.