I was born in Gloucestershire in 1951, but grew up in Hertfordshire. During the seventies I lived in the Lake District and Cornwall. For a large part of my adult life I was caring for my disabled daughter but before and after, I worked in tree-surgery, farming, gardening and timber-framed building. I have never received any training in Art, but painting has always been the central core of my life. I try to capture a child’s freshness of vision, as though we see the world again for the first time. I have been a member of ABNA since 2010 and have exhibited with them several times.