I was born in London and at 10 weeks old was moved to India. There I stayed in one place for probably the longest period of my life, until recently!
I have been what might be called a ‘camp follower’ or its Naval equivalent with my father in the Army and my husband in the Royal Navy. I always enjoyed visits to Art Galleries and Museums but did not realise I could join in with the joy of making something ‘cultural’ myself, until my children went off to school and Gerda Rubinstein helped to open my horizons when my husband and myself were living at Greenwich Royal Naval College. It was there in the Painted Hall that I had my first exhibition and almost my first sale of my own work – though at that time I would not sell! Since then I have, when possible, been going to Adult Education Centres and have exhibited most of my work with some success.