I trained at Chelsea in London and Simi in Florence. Before taking up art I rode and trained horses professionally and rode in steeplechases and combined events. I was a dress designer and had my own label selling to Harrods etc.I have always worked at the same time as looking after the children and 10 years ago I was well known in London for my child portraits one of which was a goddaughter of Princess Diana. But after five boys I finally had a daughter so I stopped all work and concentrated on kniting,sewing and embroidery. I have now picked up the reins again.
I work either from life or photos .When I am working from photos I keep in close contact with the client emailing the picture constantly to see if there needs to be any changes. I take commissions for people , children , horses , dogs, and interiors.