I trained and worked as an artist, psychologist and art therapist in the USA for several years, and have always been interested in nature. As a therapist working with children and young people who had been damaged, my interest in images and symbols was intensified; as was my fascination for fantasy landscapes as illusions or windows to other places or other perspectives. Whole rooms or living spaces can be transformed with murals, trompe l’oeil or pictures that reflect individual and unique themes, drawing the viewer in to pause refocus and ‘inscape’. My work as a therapist has led me to a place where I need to heal myself, explore different mediums and styles, and draw energy and life from the colours and forms around me.
I have exhibited my work in the USA, Houston and Dallas Texas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Atlanta Georgia, New York City, Long Island. Since I moved back to the UK in Tunbridge Wells, Rochester, Sevenoaks, and London. My murals and trompe l’oeils are in several homes grand and petite. I have taken part in the 9th Salon International Peinture et sculpture Exposition 2005, Audun le Tiche, France, where I received a prize for my watercolours. I had a one woman show 2005 in the gallery comte Godfrey in Esch-Sur-Sure, Luxembourg. I have taken part in a show at Gallery North, Hailsham, Liberte d’Art Exhibition, London, and am exhibiting my work in Chalk Gallery, Lewes and have a show at Imagen Gallery, Hastings in January 2007.
I have had considerable experience with contract work for pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants, will undertake commissions and will travel to most locations at home and abroad.