Trained in Fine Art and Textiles at the Harris College of Art, Preston, where her work in textiles was selected for the general British Colleges touring exhibition in 1963. She obtained a BA Hons. at UCLAN in 1996 in Art History and Education.
Solo shows include The Haworth, Accrington, Harris Gallery Preston, Vernon Gallery Preston, Lytham Heritage Centre, Beaux Arts Ludlow, Dukes Theatre Lancaster sponsored by North west Arts, and Penrith Museum sponsored by Eden Arts. She has shown in many shared shows in the North West and Cumbria including the Manchester Academy, St. Helens, Royal Exchange Manchester, Lancashire Museum and Pendle Heritage Centre. She has been awarded many prizes and her work has also been exhibited in London, France, and the United States. Also enjoys working in large format, shown in several mural commissions for commercial premises. She was one of four artists chosen to represent Preston at the Nimes Feria in France in 2002.
Worked as a lecturer in Fine Art and Calligraphy at Blackburn and Preston Colleges for thirty years. Has worked towards integration in art by breaking down the barriers of age and culture between the voluntary and professional sector. Is a member of The Art and Craft Guild of Lancashire, active member of Preston Art Association, chair of Preston Art Society, and member of New Longton Artists and Mill Barn Artists. Demonstrates her work and holds workshops throughout the North West and Cumbria, and in partnership she organises Art promotion events and exhibitions at Mill Barn Studio in Samlesbury Bottoms.
My latest work shows a further development of the coast, landscape or buildings using experimental techniques of mixed media. The representation of a scene turns into a fantasy of the mind through colour and texture interweaving with the experiment and the unexpected. Paint straight from the tube, sprays, rollers, collage, ink, and modelling pastes with mark making media, all help to achieve the desired result.
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