I was born in Leith but grew up in North Berwick. I moved back to Edinburgh when I got married in 1973. In 1993 the Charity which I was working for decided to put on an Art Exhibition to raise much needed funds. This was so successful that it became an annual event up until 2004. In September 1998 I was encouraged to start painting by a friend who was already a successful artist. Since then I have had my work on show in several Charity Art Exhibitions in the Edinburgh area. I mainly work in Acrylic or Watercolour.