I was born in Zimbabwe where I spent my first twelve years.
I then moved with my family to Durban, Natal in South Africa, a sub-tropical wealth of lush vegetation,
inhabited by a cultural mix of Xhosa and Zulu people, Indian, Colonial British, and Afrikaans settlers.
Move to Ireland
My husband, Alan, and I left South Africa in 1976 and found the wildness of Ireland appealed to the African in us, so we stayed.
After two years in Donegal we bought land in a secluded valley overlooking the River Lee, near Inchigeelagh in County Cork.
I feel at home here in this part of the country, which my great-grandfather left more than a century ago.
While making a living as a craftsperson, drawing and painting has always been important.
I exhibited watercolours at Gallery 44 in Cork in 1997 and took part in a group exhibition at The Green Gallery in Bantry, County Cork later that same year.
I am now working towards a diploma in Print at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork.
My work is changing and I am thoroughly enjoying the process.
Portrait commissions can be painted from life in Ireland or from good quality photographs if you live across the water.
Post: Tir na Spideoga
Phone: + 353 (0)26 47210