Following a DATEC Diploma in General Art and Design, I went on to study at Stourbridge College of Art where I graduated with a 2:1 Degree in Fine Art. I have been a professional artist ever since.
However, after stumbling across the field of scenic art by joining an amateur dramatic company, I started my professional career in scenic art at the Thorndike Theatre in Leatherhead, Surrey, as an Assistant Scenic Artist. Once there I was hooked, but decided after a couple of years, that I wanted to work in the field of television.
I joined the BBC at Television Centre in White City in the early 1990s, on a series of short term contracts. I went freelance full time after three years, in which time I'd made a lot of contacts. I have continued to be a freelance Scenic Artist ever since. I have continued to work in television to the present day, though since having my children in the mid 2000s, I have chosen to take on less work, in order to spend more time with them.
In the last couple of years I have been teaching, both to adults and children, on a one to one basis and in groups, which I love.
I also work on short-term contracts up at the University of Surrey in the Guildford School of Acting. More recently as an Associate Teacher.
As well as working with people, I also contiue to produce my own work and undertake private commissions for paintings and portraits.