In the Spring, I was a swimmer and a Francophile.
In my prime, I taught French in a secondary school and then for all the Thatcher years (’79-’89), I was an English teacher in Japan. It was there that I first drew in charcoal and painted in oils.
Back in England, I completed an MA in Women’s Studies at York University, after which I taught ESOL half time and studied Fine Art part time, first for a BA at London Metropolitan University and then for an MA at Middlesex University. The main focus of the MA was walking as art medium, practice and form.
Now, (while doing the occasional course usually at the Royal Drawing School) I mainly draw and paint from observation (and memory) and I still love to swim in the sea, amble around the city and also ‘balter’ whenever the opportunity arises.