With over 20 years experience as an Oil Painter I have a deep passion for painting. Having come from a very dark childhood my journey to find my own Light has been a long and winding journey of discovery. Having seen ugliness, I find myself compelled to try to find and express the astonishing beauty of the world, either through my paintings or my singing or playing.
Creatively, I am like a moth to a flame - I am always practicing for hours and on end 24/7, trying to reach a better level and then moving my own goal posts again! I want to capture the feeling, the emotion, the beauty; often torn somewhere between frustration and satisfaction!
Being able to live in my own Creative World is where I love to be.
I've always loved the sound of the Saxophone and played around with Jazz Bands whilst at Teacher Training College. I've always been drawn to Jazz improvisation and am a huge fan of Stan Getz.
When I married and had a family we lived in Switzerland then the Middle East.
Animal Rescue became a big part of my life and led my Art towards Charity Events for many years.
I Curated and Exhibited multiple Art Exhibitions in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar at venues like The Millennium Hotel. I performed at the first Tedx Abu Dhabi, then became the Resident Jazz Singer and Saxophonist at The Intercontinental Hotel where I took great pleasure in improvising in my own Jazzy way.
In 2014 I paired up with the talented Canadian Guitarist Steve Parisien where we were awarded 'Best Jazz Album' from Akademia.
I am currently working on my First Album of original songs.
I have had a lifelong love for The Great Jazz Divas like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day. I love the feel and intense emotion they held in their souls. I believe they left a deep imprint on our world.
I am always working on my own unique sound which is sometimes like trying to catch smoke! But I have learnt that there are no short-cuts on the path of self-discipline, hard work and patience!
As a Singer and Saxophonist I have been featured Worldwide on many Radio Stations, sung live and created Jingles for Radio Stations like WYAM JammChicago Radio.
I am currently working on my first Album of Original songs.