I was born in Peterborough in 1962 and live near Whittlesey in the Cambridgeshire Fens. I work as a Calligrapher and Artist and was elected Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators in 1996. I have exhibited my work nationally and was a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 where my work was exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London. I have carried out many commissions including Memorial Books for Peterborough Cathedral, The Leprosy Mission, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Peterborough City Council. I am also a member of the Peterborough Artists Open Studios and opens my studio annually.
My calligraphy and painting is often inspired by the natural world, especially the beautiful details of colour, texture and pattern which often go unnoticed.
In 2009, when surgery prevented me from using my right hand for several months, a new freer style of work emerged using my left hand. I found this both liberating and exciting and my work now reflects both my more detailed right-handed work and my more relaxed left-handed work.