My career began as a graphic designer in London after studying at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design. I worked at leading design consultancies and later in book publishing until I moved to Cumbria in 1990. Since then, I have had the opportunity to develop my lifelong passions for textiles and photography. My parents were my inspiration, with my mother a keen knitter and my father a passionate photographer. I also started painting the beautiful landscapes of Cumbria and the Lake District where I live and the seascapes of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which I visit as often as I can.