Born in the UK, I was fortunate to spend many years travelling from a young age; living in Nigeria, Australia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. I have watched herds of elephant crashing through the undergrowth in the magnificent Aberdare Mountains in Kenya and I have sat quietly on a small clifftop above a waterhole in Tsavo National Park whilst a retired park ranger sat with me, explaining all before us. I have stood on pristine beaches in Australia with hardly another person in sight and I have snorkeled in the Red Sea over a coral reef of magical shapes and colours with a drop into the ocean so deep and sudden at its edge that I was afraid to swim over it. Based back in the UK for many years as my husband and I raised our family (now all grown up!), more recently I have spent more time bird watching. In 2015 we visited the remote Gjesvaerstappen Nature Reserve, an island near the North Cape in Norway. Famous for the one million puffins that arrive each year, it was as if they all escorted our small boat as they flew alongside, perilously close to the waves. It is all magnificent and all so fragile. I hope that by creating images of the natural world I may remind people of the importance of protecting it…..for all our sakes.
"In my work as a creative artist I find I am continuously inspired to create artwork of the natural world. If I look across the studio and feel a piece of artwork could almost come to life, then it is beginning to work! "