Jean studied Art and Design at The University of Cumbria and in 1973 she embarked on a long career in adult and primary education.  She was a primary art co-ordinator with a strong interest in the teaching and celebration of children’s art.

The environment has been a constant inspiration.   In 2006 she began drawing the characterful buildings of Lancaster and Morecambe,  which  became the basis of her successful greetings cards portfolio; cards available through local retailers and through this web site.

More recently the vibrant Fairfield allotments in Lancaster have provided a wealth of colours, shapes and textures to incorporate into her original  acrylic paintings.