I went to school in Cambridge and then art school in London. First Chelsea School of Fine Art for my Foundation then Central St Martins for my degree. It was formative and exciting to be in the London the birth of sensationalism. I enjoyed the attention of being on the cover of Exhibit '99; the showcase exhibition of all the London Institutes' undergraduates work. My piece, Y2K (a sculpture of a computer made from skin and bones and rocks) was lauded as an example of contemporary student art. But this was not the right path for me as a painter. Frustrated with the dogma of Conceptualism in the Art World, after college I ran out west to become a cowgirl.

In 2005 I came back to London and to Art. Rather than return to do my MA in the Art School system, I got a studio in East London and began to paint. I got a gallery, I started to find my voice as a painter. I started to find my voice and what I was interested in image making and visual communication. I was happy to have been shortlisted for the Mercury Art Prize in 2006 but the west and animals had by then gotten under my skin and in 2007 I returned to California.

Yellow and the soft golden hills of the California countryside dominated my landscape painting while I was working as an animal trainer for film and TV. My work life and painting life went hand in hand with an interest in non verbal communication. When I needed to make some money and my career went to real estate and interior design. That career chance helped with my final lesson in painting. The need for hang-ability. I needed paintings to bring together a room. Art is about communicating great ideas but it also has an obligation to work in a room.

I paint mainly acrylic and oil on canvas. My work can be separated into two main categories; large landscapes that I use for interior design and smaller figurative work focusing on gesture, line, and non verbal communication.