She was born in Lancaster and grew up in the Furness district, where she developed an appreciation of landscape. She trained as a nurse and later as a midwife. She attended the Warrington School of Art and came under the influence of William Turner. Her work shows a naive quality clearly reflecting William Turner's influence. The inspiration for her flower paintings came from her own garden but her seascapes and landscapes are heavily influenced by her many visits to France.
She has exhibited at The Royal Cambrian Academy, Stockport, Warrington and Crewe Art Gallaries. She is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Rutherstone Collection and Manchester City Art Gallery.