I started drawing at a very young age! By the time I was five, I can recall drawing and colouring in Cowboys and Indians riding horses and then cutting them out and fixing these cut-outs to clothes pegs and re-living battle scenes from the Old West, I had recently viewed on movie screens.
The next time that art reared its head, was after I arrived in Australia, where I received top marks in a drawing competition whilst in primary school and soon after winning some prizes on television competitions.
When I was twelve, one of my drawings of a knight on horseback was purchased by a travelling children’s art exhibition.
At that time, I could not believe that someone was willing to pay to have one of my drawings!
But, it was not till a lot later, that I realized I wanted to pursue art as a career, even though I had a very successful track record in jewellery design within the previous years.
Fine art, for me, professionally, really began in 1980!