Born in Kenya to British parents, I went to London aged 8, after the Mau Mau uprising, then
my parents immigrated to Australia.
I always loved art, and as a young child in Kenya I used to paint
the wild animals in my garden. I left school aged 14 and worked for
Berlei Bra's, poster writing and window dressing. I was discovered
as a model, by Australian Post, for whom I did over 27 front
covers. I did modeling until I went to London aged 19 for the Miss
World competition, and stayed on in London amassing dozens of TV
commercials, Revlon, and Lambs Navy Rum being the biggest, also Movies:
"Rollerball", "Muppett Capers", and "Dr, Phibes Rises Again" with Vincent Price
who was also an art critic. After asking me about my art and seeing it, he arranged
an exhibition for me, where I sold 30 paintings in 2 hrs!
After that I became an artist to the British show biz families, painting
their animals, and children (i.e. a gorilla for Tom Jones's manager!), clowns for
Mike and Bernie Winters, commissions for Michael Parkinson and Des O'Conner, etc.
One night I had a dream, telling me over a few nights how to do my
new 3 D art step by step, using mirrors, paper mache, and semi precious
jewels and pearls, mostly goddesses and animals, all peace loving. I suppose it's
new age art.
I hope you enjoy!