All my life I have had a passion for textiles. From an early age I enjoyed the tactile nature of materials and colour.
After leaving School I trained as a home economics and textile teacher and taught in a range of schools and colleges at home and abroad, in the state and the independent sectors. I spent more than ten years training textile teachers in an art context and finally became HM Inspector of Schools; a job that ranged broadly but also included textiles in schools and teacher training. On a wider front I have a master’s degree in Policy, Planning and Communication from Bristol University which opened up a range of work. Since retiring I have delighted in more experimental work across silk painting, embroidery, painting and photography.