I was born in 1964 in Bedford. I attended Bedford High School for Girls, leaving in 1982 after gaining a place at The Slade School of Fine Art. After achieving a BA (Hons), 2:1, I gained a postgraduate place at The Slade to be started in 1987. From 1986-1987 I won The David Bailey Scholarship in landscape painting which I took in South West France.
After leaving The Slade in 1989 I won the Boise travel award taken in New York. I then taught at the New York Studio School in New York.
Since 1990 I have lived as a professional painter showing my work mainly in London. I regularly undertake commissions, both landscape and portraits. I have won many prestigious awards and my work is in private collections in London, Paris, Italy, Texas, New York and Switzerland.