The artist was born in London in 1937 and studied at St. Martins and Camberwell Colleges of Art, with postgraduate study at the University of Leeds; She has lived and worked in Belfast for the last twenty–eight years. She has had over forty solo exhibitions of paintings, prints and installation works in Ireland, Britain, the United States, Hungary, Germany and former Yugoslavia. She has had residencies in Hungary, Slovenia, Macedonia, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and U.S.A. and was Abbey Fellow at the British School at Rome. She has taken part in numerous group shows, most recently in both Krakow and Opole, Poland. Though mainly known as a painter and printmaker she has more recently been involved in all sorts of collaborative ventures. Most of these have been with composers and musicians and this has lead to visual/sound installations and the cross–fertilizations of ideas and processes through digital technology. Many of these installations have been concerned with ideas about ‘place’ always responding to a particular physical space and a sonic environment. In 2015 she made her first film ‘Drifting the Bann’ which follows the River Bann with a montage of images and sounds, creating a poetic vision in both space and time, that expresses aspects of culture in relation to place. This was first shown at The Mac in Belfast.