I have painted ever since I can remember. I considered art college but painting remained a pastime as I gained a degree in education and taught in Oxfordshire village schools for some years. Marrying a farmer presented endless subject material from the meadows and hedgerows and I designed and sold notepaper as my first commercial venture, which brought several commissions for pen and inks and watercolour paintings .

After my children flew the nest I had time to write and illustrate my own books and I continue to dabble in various media, depicting mostly landscape, animals and
other natural history subjects.