Born and brought up in rural south Wales nature has always played a major role in her work. She studied art at university where she worked with a range of different media including fine art, textiles, metalwork and ceramics. She taught art and design for several years before deciding to concentrate on developing her own artistic career. Influenced by impressionism she tries to bring such elements as Seurats pointillism and Van Goughs dynamism into her work. These she fills with movement and vitality.