I originally trained as a textile designer at Huddersfield Polytechnic. When I changed careers, I learnt how to silk paint and I have used this to further explore colour, texture and pattern.

I taught adults with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) how to silk paint and have created a number of my own designs; the last one was commissioned to show Yarm in 1914 and is now displayed in Yarm Library.

image of seed pod silk painting
Image of orchid painting
Image of Yarm map painting
Image of lizards