I am an artist based in Wimborne, Dorset.
Initially I trained as a nurse and for twenty enjoyable years
practised within the profession, specializing in cardiology. Then,
on a whim whilst lurching through the typical working mothers shifts
of frantic juggling of family, work, and household, I compiled a
humorous ‘Mothers Diary’ accounting a year of our family life.
Though this – almost completed – work attracted some gratefully
received acclaim from members of the literary ranks, it was its
illustrations that caught people’s eye. Spurred on by family and
friends I now find myself, having hung up my sensible rubber-soled
nursing shoes and donned something far more rakish, introducing
myself as an artist.
In November 2010 I launched my card publishing
business with just six equestrian designs which, travelling around
the South, I sold from the back of my car. The world of Nursing is
very different from that of business and I’ve met many lovely people
on my travels who have helped me along a huge learning curve.