Having studied textile design at art school and at The Royal College of Art, I found that the design aspect helped me in my future jobs. The first one was as the artist at Harrods, followed by designing window displays and exhibitions for Kodak and eventually as Art Director for graphic design at Conrans.
After a varied period of freelance work, including photography, in London I moved in to teaching and running the department of visual communications at Northbrook College.
My own work has varied between oil painting, photography, and mixed media work. I put this varied approach down to my original training as a textile designer.