I trained at Falmouth School of Art and Design where I gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. A year later I achieved a Master’s Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. My PGCE at Middlesex University led me into a full-time teaching role. I have now been teaching for 23 years and although education faces many challenges, I consider myself lucky to be surrounded with creativity and colour every day. Alongside my position in education I have always kept up my own art practice. My recent paintings explore, through colour and mark-making, the landscape that I have the most connection with; Cornwall, The Gower, The ancient Forest of Dean and surrounding areas such as the beautiful Malvern Hills. I enjoy playing with mark-making and colour, experimenting within the spectrum of abstract and representation.