I trained as a textile designer at Falmouth School of Art and worked in the textile industry for the United Turkey Red Company. Later in the 1960s I designed and hand embroidered silk shirts and kaftans for ?Mr Fish? in London. Searching for a way to use my design and textile skills at home I started silk painting in the 1970s. Brilliant dye colours suited my highly decorative style, which typically features animals, birds and mythical beasts. The subject matter reflects my love of mediaeval decoration, which I have studied extensively throughout Europe. I studied printmaking at Hereford College of Art in the 1980s and have since attended courses at West Dean College. I am a member of Rodd Printmakers at the Sidney Nolan Trust and a founder member of the Hay Makers, a co-operative of local designer makers in the world famous book town of Hay-on-Wye. My work is in private collections throughout Europe and also in Australia, Canada and the U.S.A.