I originally qualified and worked as an embalmer for 14 years in the UK before moving to Turkey in 2002. During the following years I ran a hotel near Antalya with my Turkish husband and in my spare time re-took up my hobby of painting. We later moved to Fethiye, and a few years ago I found the time to start painting again full time. Turkish culture is abundant with wonderful colours and textures, and I subsequently developed an interest in traditional Turkish designs. Whilst I love the texture of abstract backgrounds, I also enjoy painting more detailed foregrounds. I have a particular passion for strong colours with highlights and shadows..
I still love to visit the UK and my family, but have truly fallen in love with Turkey and hope that it shows in my artwork.