I grew up in the North East of England and after completing an art degree at Falmouth College of Art and Design I decided to become a teacher. I went back to my roots and taught art and technology for 6 years, I then became head of art and design in Durham where I stayed for 13 years.
Disillusioned with the English education system we as a family decided to move to Arran 3 years earlier than we had planned to with the intention to teach again. The opportunities Arran has thrown open to me has made me re think and take a totally different path than I had intended to. I found my love of painting again and decided to have a slower pace of life and haven't looked back yet.