I was born in Lancashire, England. I came to Canada as a young girl, first living on the prairies and then moving west to Victoria, BC. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Alberta College of Art and Design where I majored in painting and drawing, and am a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. My paintings are influenced by my surroundings on the West Coast. I continue to be fascinated with the array of textures and surfaces and the endless combinations of tone and shape along our beautiful beaches.