I grew up in Africa where I was a keen artist during my school days. I worked and lived in London, England before coming to Vancouver in 1970. After raising a family I resumed my interest in art by attending classes given by master teachers at the Federation of Canadian Artists. My interest in gardens resulted in botanical painting workshops with Mary Comber Miles at VanDusen Gardens and Lynne Noble at U.B.C. Botanical Gardens. I work in oils, watercolours and have recently started using acrylics. I have taken part in several shows including Hycroft University Womens' Club the Stanley Theatre, the Gateway Theatre, Richmond Art Gallery and both the 1st and 2nd Annual International Representational Shows at the Federation of Canadian Artists. I am an active member of the F.C.A., Richmond Artists' Guild and Riverside Art Circle where I continue to take classes as there is always something new and stimulating to learn. I live in Steveston, British Columbia, a beautiful place with never ending skies and the mighty Fraser River. I am inspired by the ever changing light and magnificent scenery. When I am not painting I like to walk or ride my bike along the dykes and watch birds. I practice yoga and sometimes I am even inspired to write poetry.