I was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and studied in Yorkshire, first at Bretton Hall College and later, after raising three children and teaching for some years, at Sheffield Hallam University. I gained BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1995.

In the same year I was selected to be an artist in residence at Dean Clough, Halifax, where I am still based, exhibiting widely in municipal and private galleries.

Selected Awards
2004 Arts Council England, Yorkshire, Award for making new work and professional development
2001 Individual Artist Award from Yorkshire Arts
1999 Individual Artist Award from Yorkshire Arts
1998 Award from Manchester Academy of Fine Art
1996 Individual Artist Award from Yorkshire and Humberside Arts

Selected Solo exhibitions

Wakefield Art Gallery
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Rotherham Art Gallery
Workhouse Fine Art, London
The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth
Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax
Horforth Modern Art, Leeds
‘according to McGee’, York
Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield
Smith Art Gallery, Calderdale
Trinity Arts, Tunbridge Wells
The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
Morven Gallery, Isle of Lewis
Beningborough Hall, York
AXIS Gallery, Leeds
Chapel Galley, Hebden Bridge
Lupton Square Gallery, Holmfirth

Selected 2-person/Group exhibitions

Cricket Fine Art, London
Artsmill, Hebden Bridge
Orange Street Gallery, Uppingham
Morgan Boyce, Marlborough
Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse
Linton Court Gallery, Settle
Orange County Center for the Arts, USA
Bradford University Gallery
The Lime Gallery, California, USA
Bury Art Gallery
Leeds City Art Gallery
Cupola, Sheffield
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
The On Line Gallery, Southampton
SCIBase, New York

Selected work in collections

The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
Deutsche Bank, London
Wakefield MDC
Carey Jones Architects
Bradford MDC
Kirklees MBC
Art in Hospitals Trust
Rotherham MDC
Union Properties, London
Calderdale MBC
TWGGS, Tunbridge Wells