I am a former writer and broadcaster now working as an artist, mainly in ceramics and photography.
In the 1970s I started off studying Geology (with Chemistry) at the University of St Andrews and this foundation continues to inform and influence much of my current work. I went on to work in the media, mainly the BBC, as a Studio Manager, Producer, and Presenter.
I have worked on countless programmes for both radio and TV, written numerous articles and also a couple of books. A highlight of my career was as the first woman to present a Natural World on BBC2 and, after another series of short films with BBC Science, winning the GlaxoWellcome/ABSW Science Writers prize. I also enjoyed presenting for radio 4 and producing programmes for BBC Education.
I have always been interested in photography and art, but made the plunge of going to Art School (Exeter College) in 2012.
In 2014 I was hung at both the Royal Academy and the South West Academy and held a one woman display at Gloss Gallery, Exeter. By then my transformation from observational scientist to artist was complete. Since then I have exhibited at The Royal West of England Academy, six times at the South West Academy, and have had two further pictures hung at the 2018 RA Summer Exhibition.
I am currently working towards a solo show in 2020.
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