The artist was born on the Isle of Wight and studied at Portsmouth College of Art & Design, and at Leeds Metropolitan University. After some commissioned work, contributing to radio and TV programming, she moved to Michigan, USA and exhibited her work there. Returning to the UK she turned to creating seascapes in extreme weather. Acknowledging the influence of James Abbot McNeil WHISTLER and John CONSTABLE, she paints from nature, based on open air sketching and the photographic results of the camera.

In St Ives, her work is shown at the Waterside Gallery.