From being a small child I always wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I was also lucky enough to go Art College for a couple of years as a teenager. But unfortunately life events got in the way and ironically I have spent most of my working life in IT. I never expected that my childhood dream of becoming a professional artist would eventually come true and it did so in an entirely unexpected manner.
In 2005 I moved to Rock Village, near Alnwick in Northumberland with my husband Keith to start a new career as an Occupational Therapist working for the NHS. Shortly after moving I joined an adult education class and learnt the traditional craft of rag rugging. I very quickly became obsessed with rag rugging and started to make wall hangings using Harris Tweed®, a unique handwoven fabric I have always loved. For the next few years I sold my wall hangings in local galleries and made enough money to cover the cost of my rather expensive materials.