was brought up on a beautiful farm in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe,
Africa and my mother, a gifted artist herself, always encouraged me as a
child to use my God given talent. I had no formal training in art and
and it was only when the youngest of my three children began going to
school that I could return to this passion.
I began by illustrating a series of children’s reading
books, and painting wildlife and birds for calendars. I also took part
in a number of successful exhibitions and in 2006 my work was accepted
by a top gallery, The Everard Read Gallery, in Cape Town, South Africa.
Conditions in Zimbabwe were deteriorating rapidly and
so when I came to El Reno, Oklahoma in 2008 on vacation to visit my
eldest son and his family the decision was made for me to apply for
Since then exciting new opportunities that I never had
whilst living in Zimbabwe have begun to materialize. In 2009 my work was
awarded second place in an International Christian Art competition and
was also published in the Art Buzz 2009 book. Recently I was a finalist
in the 28th Artist's Magazine's Annual Competition and chosen as an
Artist of the Month for 2013.