I started with Fine Art and Design Degrees from the University of Birmingham and the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne leading to a Post Graduate Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, England
I particularly enjoyed interpreting cultural and natural objects at the British Museum and the Manchester University Museum while on staff. Other areas included teaching Visual Art in Canadian High Schools: Loretto Abbey, Loretto Brunswick, St. Joseph’s.
Later I became involved with disadvantaged communities, teaching visual art Young Offenders Maximum Security Prison,
I volunteered teaching at our two son’s school, Saint Bridget’s By The Sea’ N.S.W.was a blessing. I reaffirmed natural respect for, reverence of, and focus on our oceans, land and air, inspired by my father and our respect for David Attenborough, who attended the Saturday Morning Club of Leicester Museum where bI later trained and led such groups.
Creating my own work whilst being involved with education, I exhibited and sold, Textile Works’, in the U.K., at a variety of venues,including Liberty’s of London, Heals Interiors etc and was featured in Architectural Review. In Australia, I discovered ‘Clay’s Magic’ winning the Waverly Art Prize for two large sculpted bowls. In Canada, I have exhibited and sold work at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto Potters Shows and Sales, Potters Studio Shows and Sales, Latitude Gallery, Dingham Gallery at the Women’s Art Association Canada, and previously at the Ontario Craft’s Council as well as Norma’s Textile Gallery Yorkville.
My work is in private collections in the U.K., Germany, Canada, Australia and in the Bahamas. Stained Glass work, exhibited through the Temple Gallery in Nassau ,Bahamas resulted in ‘commissions’ : panels for Architectural Doors and back lite panels for Diving Shops. Presently I am working on a commission for clients in the Bahamas creating ‘Stained Glass Windows, based on Sea Life.
In current practice, I aim to convey the vital message of “Conservation and Preservation” within my personal iconography using media appropriate for the message.