I began illustrating educational books in London in the mid 1970s after completing a Diploma in Illustration at Harrow School of Art. I came to Australia in 1979 and illustrated fiction and non-fiction books for Macmillan Education, Thomas Nelson and Oxford University Press. I returned to England in 1989 where I took up water colour, printmaking and teaching, and focused on my family. I’ve been living in South Australia since 2001, and I’m now a published poet. My children are grown up and the arrival of grandchildren has encouraged me to concentrate seriously on illustration again. I have always written stories for children so now I am beginning to put stories, poems and pictures together.