I was born in Bolton, Lancashire, my early years being spent living on a farm in the moors. After later moving to Ormskirk outside Liverpool, I left the Northwest to study Chemistry at York University, and then moved to London to follow a scientific research career. As a scientist researching skin cancer I worked at RAFT in Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood for 15 years.
I am creative in a number of fields as well as science; enjoying painting and ceramics, writing and singing. I continue to
develop each of these interests and am passionate
about everything I do. As a self-taught artist, I paint watercolours of beautiful
surroundings, usually on holiday, but more recently in the Eden Valley in
Cumbria, where I now spend most of the year.