Due to health issues I had lost my trust and confidence and become very insular. My interests in art were encouraged by my therapist. I joined Time Being and later went on to join Drawing Ahead; both groups led by Colin Riches.
In 1999 I was made redundant from work and spent the next two years at Barry College in South Wales doing an Art & Design course. It was never my intention to make a living from it as I would have starved. I just enjoyed being creative.
My inspiration for my paintings come from what goes on around me and my family. There is always something!