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.
Jane Perkins, Jason Noble and me preparing for a recent exhibition at the Words and Pictures Gallery Teignmouth
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