I was born in Stockholm – Swedish Mother and English Father. I have one son and three daughters. I lived in Rome for three years from 1974, then Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and Washington, DC, USA. I returned to England in 1990 to follow diploma courses in Fine Art and Print Making at the Mid-Warwickshire College and then a post-diploma course.
I am a mixed media artist with a Studio in Kineton, Warwickshire, where I run art classes and life drawing groups. I work in all media for my paintings and enjoy charcoal drawing; I also experiment in printmaking and collage.
The inspiration for my paintings comes from several sources including the intricacies of the human form, observation of daily life in the different cultures I have experienced, as well as somewhere deep in my sub-conscious that I don’t fully understand but that expresses itself in my abstract paintings.
1991 Diploma in Fine - Art Mid-Warwickshire College of Art
1992 Diploma in Print Making - Art Mid-Warwickshire College of Art
Memberships: Association of Midland Artists, Oxford Art Society and Springfield Arts Guild Washington, USA.
Work has been exhibited at a number of National and Local Exhibitions,
Warwick Artsweek (2004/06/08)
Art 2, Banbury Museum Open (2005/07/09)
Stratford-upon-Avon Open (2004)
Heart of England Open, Herbert Gallery, Coventry (1997 & 2001/02)
“Images”, The Studio, Kineton (1994)
Chacombe C’Art (1995 to 1997)
Cleveland Biennial International Drawing Competition (1993)
Chelsea Arts, London (1991)
Millfield Open (1993)
The Guardian Art for Sale, Whitelys,London (1992)
Pittern Hill Barn Gallery Print Exhibition, Kineton (1995 & 1997-2001)
Oxford Artweeks, Open Studio, annually for ten years.
Association of Midland Artists (AMA):
“Visible Rhythm”, Warwick School (2001);
“Resonance”, Leamington Spa Open, Leamington Galleries (2001);
“Objects of Desire”, Warwick Museum (January 2002 & 2005);
Merriscourt Gallery (2004)
Oxford Art Society Members Exhibition (1994 & 2001/04/06/08)
Warwickshire Art on the Move, Coventry (1992)
Banbury Art Society Award for best pastel picture (1995)
Banbury Art2, Runner-up Best Picture (2009)
Idlicote Art Exhibitions (2002/04/06/08)
Work has also been exhibited overseas at Ermont, France; The Pentagon, Washington DC, USA, and in Hemmel, Germany.