I was brought up to appreciate all the different arts including music and love of creative expression. Since my schooldays, over 60 years ago, I’ve liked to draw and paint and my skills developed, so that, when needed, I was able to help my three sons with their art homework.

Later, I began on a path of more formal training. First, through evening classes, then a full-time foundation followed by a college course, with classes in sculpture, and drawing & painting in various media. On the way, I gained an A-level in Art and a Diploma in Art & Design.

When I went to the Institute, I continued my training in sculpture as well as in other media. After about 5 years, I decided to specialise in sculpture: modelling and carving in wood and stone, and a turning point came about 15 years ago, when I discovered the joy of modelling in wax.

I was also developing and refining the necessary skills to model first animals and then birds. To transfer the beauty and strength I can see, whilst simultaneously trying to capture their essential nature, energy and fluidity together with a feeling of movement, into a static three-dimensional form. I find that everything I do has to have movement and this is perhaps why I love modelling animals and birds.

Because I’m also interested in other aspects of sculpture I have found that I enjoy creating 3D Paper Sculpture and using it to make greetings cards and pictures.

I feel very proud that my work was considered excellent, and I was therefore invited by the Society of Women Artists to become, first an Associate Member and then in 2014, to become a Full Member, and I am therefore entitled to have the initials SWA after my name.

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