Artist - Designer. Teacher of Studio Art, Art History. Also trained and worked in the museum field in curatorial, conservation and research.
I was born in Jamaica and grew up in Manchester, England. I studied Art & Design at Liverpool Polytechnic .
I also completed graduate studies in education at Sussex University.
After emigrating to the United States I completed the Master of Applied Arts/Museum Studies program at the
Fashion Institute of Technology, (SUNY) New York.
As an art teacher I worked with students in schools in London, New York, Georgia, Maryland and Florida.
The inspiration for my art, my skills and the choice of subject matter for my work all developed and evolved from my experiences in all the areas
I had the opportunity to either study or work in.
My greatest inspiration comes from nature, people, history and culture.
I am inspired by folk artists who create without formal education, artisans in different cultures around the world who create objects with whatever materials they have available.
After spending years teaching art in schools I am always in awe of the free, creative, spirit of children ... the sheer joy of accomplishment when imagination and art materials meet. While I was teaching them they were teaching me. I am a proud supporter of UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).