I grew up in the breathtaking splendour of the South Lakeland countryside, on the border of Lancashire and Cumbria, and now enjoy the picturesque beauty of Suffolk. After graduating from Goldsmiths college, London, I worked for many years in industry, using various CAD systems for designing furnishing fabrics. I picked up my paint brushes again a few years ago, and found that I enjoyed using the watercolour medium more than anything else! I have loved exploring the flora and fauna around me, with the help of my paints and sketch pad! Our two dogs, milo and Flora, usually accompany us on our walks, and have been very patient subjects for me to paint and draw. This has lead to many commissions of animal portraits from all over the United Kingdom and worldwide.