I graduated from Coventry University in 1993 after obtaining an upper first class BA honours degree in Fine Art. I went on to do a PGCE at the UCE Birmingham and taught Art for over six years in various schools in Warwickshire. I continued my art practice during this period as well as being actively involved in developing a platform for local artists to exhibit their work and to meet up with like minded people. This resulted in the formation of Leamington Studio Artists, now a registered charitable trust. In 1999, The Leamington Gallery and Art Museum had its first 'Open' exhibition. I was later awarded the First Prize in the painting category. The standard of the work on show represented the enormous talent that existed and still exists in the area.
In 2003, I changed direction completely and went to live in Paris. I submerged myself in the language and culture. I met people from all over the world when I was learning French at La Sorbonne. I thoroughly enjoyed