I was born and raised in Essex, England. At high school I studied Art for four years. In 1946/47 I lived in Minden, Germany and studied Embroidery Design which I continued in England after marriage in 1950. Following the birth of our daughter, we emigrated to Canada and lived in Toronto, Ontario where I attended Art lessons at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
On retiring to beautiful B.C. in 1987, I was able to devote more time to my art, concentrating on watercolors, inks and collage. During the past ten years I have enjoyed the freedom and challenge of Creative Art using acrylic paints and inks.
I have taken courses with Ann Hunter, Lorne Loomer, Gerald Brommer, Maxine Masterfield,
Donna Baspaly and Jill Ehlert.
My paintings and collages have been featured at art shows in Victoria, Vancouver, and other locations in British Columbia. My work has been shown at Dunsmuir Lodge, Victoria : Saanich Peninsular Hospital, Victoria International Airport and is found in private collections in Canada, U.S.A., and England.
Active, Federation of Canadian Artists
Member of the Victoria Sketch Club
Member of Canadian Arts Council Sidney
Member of Saanich Peninsular Arts and Crafts