Having worked for many years as an art teacher, I completed an MA in Fine Art (painting) at Wimbledon College of Art (UAL) and now work in one of the Cannizaro Park Studios. A steering group member of South London Women Artists, I also write for and help to edit ArtVerve, an on line publication on contemporary art by women. My work explores personal and collective histories and our place in the natural world. Current concerns are our need for contact with the natural world for our psychological and physical wellbeing and the vital role trees, forests, bees, ancient waterways all play in our fragile ecosystem.