I returned to making art in 2008 after many years of just thinking about it. I'd been drawing figures since I was a child, copying from magazines etc, and later doing life drawing. I attended Medway College of Art and Design for two years from 1969, then Dip AD Sculpture at Kingston Poly. I left there to get a taste of real life and a 'proper' job. Many years of mainly menial work followed, along with various other part time art courses.
After copying favourite paintings in oil and acrylic, I gained confidence in using paint. Drawing has always seemed natural to me, and I saw myself as a sketcher, until recently, recording scenes on the spot. I am now beginning to use the sketches to make paintings.
I became a member of the SE20 Art Group in 2012, and am now their co-ordinator. I also belong to South London Women Artists.
March 2019 Still Life, Asylum Chapel SE15
Silence is Over. SLWA Group show at Portico Gallery, W. Norwood. June 2018
Feb 2018 SLWA Pillow Talk exhibit at Tate Modern.
Oct 2016 Halloween SE20 art group show at the Crooked Billet, Penge,
August 2016 Ceramics at the Paxton Centre, Anerly.
June 2015 Ceramics at Alexandra Nurseries, Penge.
April 2015 Death and Transition at Gabriel Fine Art, Waterloo. With South London Women Artists.
Nov 2014. 6/SE20 show at the Lovely Gallery Sydenham
June 2014 SLWA Colourswatch Exhibition at Espacio Gallery E2.
Oct 2013 Swimming Against the Tide SLWA group show at the Hide Gallery, Leathermarket, SE1
June 2013 Brockley Potters Show, Forest Hill, London.
May 2013 Dulwich Art Group Show, London
Sept 2012 SE20 Art Group Annual Exhibition, London, and every year subsequently.
2011 Belleberry Deli Group Shows, Clockhouse, London