I am an emerging artist coming to painting in my late 40s. Originally from New Zealand, I am now settled in north Lancashire. I arrived in the UK when I was 19 and spent most of my 20s and 30s gardening for a living alongside raising my three children. Ill health forced a career change and after a stint in administration I then attended university for the first time, attaining both my BA and MA Fine Art degrees.
I have entered artistic collaborations on a couple of occasions which I always find exhilarating. I have exhibited work in several group shows as well as some solo shows. I am open to painting commissions, of which I have undertaken several. My work is on permanent display at Ashton Hall Garden Centre and Café. I have also done some garden design work both as part of my previous employment and on commission.
Keywords: Garden, painting, flowers, colour, realism, decorative, nature