I was born into an artistic and musical Anglo Indian family in Kent, England in 1962. Initially I trained as a nurse in London, but when I traveled to Australia at age 24 I gave into my love of art and went to Perth's Claremont School of Fine Art for three years. Later I studied with master painter Michael Challen in Brisbane, Queensland to enhance my proficiency with painting light and glazing in oils.
My major areas of expertise lie in the mediums of oils and pastels. I draw my inspiration from meditation, soul's journey, poetry, hiking in nature and many other experiences that bring an opening of the heart.
Travel has also been a major influence in my art. Australia, India, Bali, the US, Italy and France have all been a great inspiration with their color and light, their architecture and landscapes and their love of life.
I have shown my work in solo and group exhibitions in Australia for over 20 years and been blessed with many patrons. The paintings and pastels have also been showcased in many publications and are held all over the world in private collections.
In 2005, I relocated to Santa Cruz, California.