I trained in Natural History Illustration at the Dyfed College of Art in Wales (1988-90). Then went on to illustrate a variety of books and was with the SGA Illustration Agency for 10 years.
Clients have included - Letts Educational Publishing, Scholastic Books, Autumn Publishing, Dominie Press, WHS
After some 'time off' to have a family I decided that the fast paced life of an illustrator, wouldn't really gel with family life. So I decided to become a freelance artist, so I could have more control over my work and not be at the mercy of publisher's deadlines . I have been working on private commissions, and paintings for galleries and exhibitions.
In 2018 I was delighted to win the Christopher Parsons Award for Artistic Excellence at The International Wildlife Art Society. Christopher Parsons OBE was head of the BBC Natural History Unit from 1979-'83. It was him along with Sir David Attenbough that bought 'Life on Earth' to out TV screen in 1979. The award consists on completing four painting that have a theme running through them, I was so pleased to win this award especially as it was judged by leading wildlife artist Pip McGarry who commented that my work was ' A sublime collection of four paintings that filled the criteria on every level. A well deserved winner of this category'.
I have recently been taken on by 'Image by Design ' a licencing agency that deals mainly in decorative art for the greetings card market, and was thrilled to have some paintings licenced for the WWT a charity that is very close to my heart .
I was extremely flattered to be asked to be 'Artist in Residence' at the beautiful Nature in Art Museum /Gallery in Gloucester in 2017 and again in 2019 .
I was thrilled to win the 'Two Rivers Paper Award - For best work on Paper' for my lino print ' The Cry of the Curlew' at the International Wildlife Art Society in 2022.
Obsidian Gallery www.obsidianart.co.uk/
VK Gallery www.vkgallery.co.uk/
Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society petersfieldartsandcrafts.org.uk/
Christopher Parsons Award for Artistic Excellence 2018 at the TWASI Exhibition at Nature in Art Museum. twasi.com/exhibitions/
Two Rivers Award for the Best work on Paper at the TWASI Exhibition in 2022 at Nature in Art Museum.
Nature in Art Museum June 2017
Nature in Art Museum Nov 2019 natureinart.org.uk/
Image by Design www.ibd-licensing.co.uk/