Born 1966 in Derbyshire, England. Living in Portugal since 2002. For as long as I can remember, art has always been a passion of mine, always achieving top exam grades for my art at school. Unfortunately, peer pressure led me along a different career path and into administrative management. Fast forward 35 years…… as my two boys became older and more independent, I found I had much more free time on my hands and I was able to rekindle that strong desire to put my feelings and experiences onto canvas. Working primarily in acrylics from my studio in Montes de Alvor, Portimão, my inspiration comes from various life events and the emotions they evoke; watching the ocean, having a coffee, a country walk, a discussion, the different seasons….. Beauty is all around us if we just stop to look! Hopefully you can see these emotions in my work and that you enjoy them as much as I do. My paintings are represented in private collections in Portugal and also the UK, Germany and Canada.