As a teenager, I drew fashion inspired by Mary Quant. In the 1970s, with three children, I started painting pictures for their nurseries. ‘Sponge Finger Island’ - a busy man in a sombrero hat – was my first framed painting! In the 1980s I started painting in gouache and oil chalks to create bright colourful sitting rooms and bedrooms; these sold well, some finishing up in Australia, Spain and south of France. Nowadays I love to paint fun quirky dogs in acrylics. Painting is a big part of my life; I am always looking for challenges.