I grew up on a farm, my childhood was spent outdoors in the fields and looking after the animals. I have always loved to draw, sew and be creative.
On leaving school I went to art college and then I studied further for a BA Honours degree in textiles and fashion and then went on to complete my MA Textiles degree with distinction. From here I then set up my own business creating bespoke millinery. I returned to college and university to teach part-time. After ten years of being self-employed I decided to stop work in order to concentrate on looking after my two children.
I have lived at Messuage Farm since I married the farmer Chris. We have two teenage children. Gruff was established in the summer of 2016. Alongside Gruff I also paint, a favourite subject being animal portraits.