In 2004 I left the UK to train at the atelier of Charles H. Cecil at his studio in Florence, Italy. I work mainly from life by a technique called sight-size. The broad handling comes into focus when seen at the viewing distance. While my work belongs to this tradition I try and make it more interesting by pushing its boundaries and therefore hopefully giving it a contemporary edge. I have recently been experimenting with more varied brush marks and less contrived poses. I have exhibited frequently in London, mainly at the Mall Galleries and in Buckinghamshire. I take regular commissions and have a lot of experience working with children.
In 2013 I was commissioned by Halcyon Days to draw Lady Thatcher and in 2012 HM The Queen and HRH Duke of Edinburgh for their Diamond Jubilee Charcoal collection. I also drew the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for Halcyon Days’ Royal Commemorative Box. Lately I have been painting Michael Grade for an Old Stoic Exhibition at Clarendon Fine Art, Mayfair. I have also painted; Luke Donald, the world’s number one golfer for Beaconsfield Golf Club, Angela Rippon for the Lady Taverners, Francis Boulle on ‘Made in Chelsea’, BTCC racing driver Tom Chilton and Lt Dougie Dalzell, MC (portrait commissioned by the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards after he was killed in action in 2010 in Afghanistan).
I have won several awards and I am heavily involved in The Society of Women Artists. I also have work in private collections in Brussels, France, Spain, Argentina and throughout the UK.