She was born in Liverpool 8 where she grew up and became fasinated by the smoky urban landscape that surrounded her. She showed real artistic talent from an early age and very much admired the work of Van Gough and Cezanne. She is also a gifted pianist and trained as a musician. She taught music for many years which limited her opportunities to develope her artistic talent. Having retired, she has now decided to devote herself to painting full time and her work is now becoming much sought after.