Brief Background - Three years ago, when our son left home to go to university, my family and I moved from Wimbledon to Cambridge. This freed me from the duties of being a full-time mum and homemaker and I now have an opportunity to pursue, full time, my lifelong ambition of becoming an artist.
I have lived in many countries over the past thirty years including Japan, Hong Kong, the USA, Australia and Singapore. In each place, I studied drawing and painting with various art institutions and societies and held joint exhibitions with local artists. When our family returned to England in 2004, I attended Putney School of Art and Design to continue life-drawing classes until we moved to Cambridge in 2014.
Despite a long-held passion, my formal education is not in Fine Art. I hold a Ba. in French literature (South Korea) and an M.Sc. in Library Science (USA). After working as an editor for a publishing company in New York, I moved to Japan during which time I wrote a book on Japanese language and translated two books from Japanese to Korean. While literature and language skills paid the bills, I was never too far away from drawing and painting.
I have used many different mediums including watercolour, pastel and charcoal. But along the way, I also discovered the unique beauty and depth of classical oil colours and I now paint exclusively with oils.
I am a member of the Cambridge Drawing Society and I also participate in the annual event of the Cambridge Open Studio.