My love of painting began at an early age and when living in London at the age of 8 - 13 years I was awarded certificates from the Royal Academy of Art and was encouraged to continue painting throughout my teens and twenties . When I moved to the South Coast of England I built a studio in my home overlooking Chichester Harbour and continued to paint. During a varied business career I travelled throughout Europe where my love of painting in oils grew and I adored the beautiful scenery of the English countryside, Greece and France. I have held many exhibitions throughout Southern England. I was a director in amateur theatre and produced and directed over 40 productions over a 30 year period and set design (painting on a large scale) was a second love. Since moving to Australia seven years ago I have been amazed at the different pallet, vivid colours and wonderful light inspiring me to capture these in oils on canvas.