Mine is a comeback story. Growing up, I either drew or stuck my nose in a book. Parental pressure tipped the scales in favour of studying English at university, where I met my lovely husband. Two kids and 25 years on, the arrival of our cocker spaniel Fudge inspired me to pick up my brush again. I work in oil, acrylic, watercolour and pencil. Colour is everything to me - in eyes, in fur and in background - but I also love capturing how animals behave and interact with each other and with the world around them.