I was born in Bristol, England, and have lived there pretty much all my life. When I was small I spent some time living on a boat in Cornwall at the bottom of an estuary where seabirds waded outside my window and where I was able to run wild.
I have two fabulous creative and lovely daughters who are grown up now. My husband and I live with our crazy Jack Russell dogs in a little terraced house in Bristol, and when I am not there I am at my studio drawing and drinking tea. And not drawing and drinking more tea! We have a community garden (I think that is what you call them) where we grow vegetables and rather a lot of weeds.
I was a nurse for many years before I went to university.
I originally wanted to study fine art.
I had a magical time! I tried everything from bronze casting to video to enameling and printmaking. Eventually I ended up in an illustration course and have not looked back. I work using mostly pencil, ink, a bit of watercolor, and my computer to make pictures.
Three things you don’t know about me:
I am very dyslexic and happy to be so.
But don’t ask me to remember a name or a phone number!
I almost always wear mismatched socks. Life is too short to find a pair.
I love animals, although I am not super keen on spiders or donkeys!
(I had to look after some donkeys once and they kept running away.)