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, and being awarded the R.H. Worth Prize by the Geological Society of London. 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. Two years later I found my work hung in the Royal Academy and a commendation from the South West Academy.
Two of my pictures were chosen by Grayson Perry for his Yellow Room in the 250th Anniversary Summer Exhibition (see picture right) in 2018. In 2021 I had a solo show in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter. Another photograph was hung at the 2021 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. I have also had work hung in the Royal West of England Academy.