I'm a writer and artist, living part of the year in London and part of the year in rural Alsace, France.
My memoir Send me a parcel with a hundred lovely things is about displacement and reinvention, suspicion of refugees, growing up in two languages, and the impulse to create an alternative life-style. It explores the creative and imaginative spaces that lie between the writer, the community and the reader.
My book speaks to anyone who has imagined belonging and dreams of creating community.
I paint pictures in the countryside, I make collages, I have studied Chinese Brush painting, I go to weekly Life Drawing classes and I sketch on the underground, in cafes and wherever we park our campervan.
My first degree was in Drama and most of my working life has involved the arts. I also pioneered the use of video as a tool for involving and empowering local communities.
I retrained as a Systemic/Narrative psychotherapist and subsequently worked as a clinician in the NHS. This is when I developed Seeing is Believing - a therapeutic intervention using video to capture ‘magic moments’ between parents and their infants.
A selection of drawings, paintings, prints, collages and writing