"I draw from life as much as possible, mainly in aquariums, London Zoo and the Natural History Museum in London. I'm very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world. Diving in Plymouth Sound is wonderful, after early dives 20 years ago it's still exciting and I'm constantly amazed by the colour and the diversity, cuckoo wrasse, cuttlefish, pipefish et cetera."
Many of the sea creatures that she has drawn come from childhood memories: a visit to the wonderful Musee Oceanographic in Monaco where she was captivated by the shell collection and the giant squid; family holidays in North Cornwall, shrimping and crabbing; Jaques Cousteau and 'The Silent World', learning to dive and discover the wonderful creatures that he filmed; Jules Verne and the amazing voyage of the Nautilus and Captain Nemo with the amazing graphic portrayal of the giant squid attack and mysterious underwater world he described. Firing her imagination and continuing to do so.