2012 – the Artwork

Jimi (digital image)

In spite of anther year of DIY, I did manage to do a bit of artwork, though not as much as I would have hoped, so I’ll make more of an effort this year and maybe get on with the book. Mainly I’d like to concentrate on sculptures of my grandchildren.

I made several digital images and had then put onto canvas. Some worked better than others. I think it really depends on the original image. Remember that old idiom –  ‘you can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear!’


Handsome Fellow (digital image)
Handsome Fellow (digital image)
  • Edward (clay)
  • Edward (clay)

One hand, One Heart...

Wa Sze-Wai (clay)
Wa Sze Wai (clay)
Wa Sze-Wai
Wa Sze-Wai (plaster cast)
Edward (plaster cast)
Edward (plaster cast)
Mosaic for hob back-splash
Mosaic for hob back-splash



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Born in Liverpool at the end of WW2, but raised in Skelmersdale. I first studied art in Southport from 1960-63 and worked in graphic design till I married. In December 1969 I moved to Zambia with my husband and two young children. There I taught art in the local girls school, illustrated for the National Correspondence College and did all sorts of other artwork, paid and unpaid. In 1978 I divorced and remarried in the summer of 1980. In 1985 I became ill and the following year cancer was diagnosed. There was no treatment available in Zambia and so I had to go to the UK. After recovering from a radium needle implant I went back to Zambia, but 18 months later the cancer recurred and it was off to the UK again for radical surgery. This time I realised I must stay in the UK where treatment was available, so I never returned to Zambia nor my husband. A few months later I applied for a degree course, but two years later the disease metastasised and I spent most of my final year in and out of hospital. It’s been a long hard road, but I’m still plodding on and it is now 24 years since my last cancer treatment. Because of my experience of cancer and surviving against the odds, I try and help others cope with their devastating diagnosis and prognosis.

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