I am a retired physician, artist and author.
I was born in England, spent most of my life in Australia, and moved to Calgary, Canada in 2010 for my partner David Wood’s work at The University of Calgary.
That was my chance to really begin to learn to make art, which I had longed to do for many years.
I had a greater variety of jobs than I can fully recall before beginning my career in medicine.
Loosely from worst to best: mobile ice cream van driver, frozen chicken factory worker, household census taker, babysitter, housewife, leafleteer outside London Underground stations, lunchtime waitress, shop assistant, screen printing entrepreneur, community group leader, government office clerk, domestic violence refuge worker, elected Newcastle City Councillor, Australian emergency and remote area locum doctor, and physician with the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
I retired from medicine in late 2015 and, although I miss it at times, I am loving my new creative life!
I was juried in as an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2016 and have shown with them in Calgary and Vancouver.
You can find my memoir about Doctors Without Borders, poetry and novel/short stories on my author site