I was born in 1968 and live in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. I discovered an early flair for art, initially taking inspiration from local surroundings with a preference for buildings and landscapes. Graduating from Leicester Polytechnic BA (Hons) Graphic Design in 1989, I worked for Hallmark Cards, Bradford for twenty one years but now work in Customer Services.
I have a lifelong love of art and photography with many favourite themes including florals, sunsets, seascapes and townscapes. I worked in the greeting card industry for 21 years developing my painting style in my spare time. My art has provided me with a wonderful hobby and I have been able to exhibit both locally, nationally and on the internet.