I was born and educated in South Africa. I am very lucky to have been brought up in a very creative family environment, both in music and the arts. Growing up I spent my free time drawing and painting, that’s all I ever wanted to do. I spent almost every winter holiday with my family in the Kruger National Park, I am sure that’s where my passion for African Wildlife Art started. I would draw, paint and photograph the animals where ever we went. My life was one big fantastic African adventure. I now live in Nottinghamshire with my husband and our dog Lucy. I am very fortunate that I live surrounded by Sherwood Forest. This is a very special place and the source of many pleasurable moments walking Lucy in the woods. Here the wild life seems more gentle and mysterious, you are indeed very fortunate to see deer, birdlife and little furry creatures are plentiful. I always take my sketch book and pencil with me. The Magic of Sherwood Forest gives birth to my world of fairies and magical creatures which I like to bring to life in my paintings and drawings. I am forever grateful for every day I wake up and am able to paint and draw. These days my African wild life paintings are created either from my own or from my clients’ memories and photos of special moments. I am fortunate that occasionally I visit family and friends back in South Africa and can observe the wonderful wild animals in their own territory within the many game reserves, where I am able to paint and draw them from life. I am very passionate about animal welfare and conservation, and make a donation from every wild life painting I sell. The range of subjects that I choose to paint range from contemporary art, fantasy art to realism. I do take on commissions as long as clients supply reasonably good photos to work from. The mediums I use are oils, water colour, gouache, acrylics, pastels, pen and ink and pencil. My favourite subjects are wild life, animal and pet portraits also people portraits.