Oil painter, wildlife specialist. I've always loved to paint. For the first 20 years of my working life I was a teacher, which I truly loved. In 2014 I left teaching to live my dream life of being an artist. It's an incredible journey. I paint with love and passion. I create oil paintings inspired by nature. I combine naturalism with expressive colour to create something beautiful and a joy to look at. My visits to the Masai Mara have contributed to a whole new dimension in my work. The awe inspiring moment, when you spot a magnificent wild animal emerge from bushes or from their cover is what I seek to capture on canvas. The mara is the most wonderful place and I long to help protect the animals and their habit for future generations.