My working life in art has encompassed fine art, graphic design, art direction, filmmaking, and animation. After working in those fields, I then taught fine art, and graphic design as well as computer animation in London colleges for over 27 years. My art films and animations have won major awards and been shown in cinemas and television worldwide. I've also written a textbook: www.guide2computeranimation.com.
Aka ArtyMar: painting is my passion. Born in Sydney, I began drawing at age 3, as soon as I could hold a pencil and was soon creating drawings of “pretty ladies” with elaborately patterned, coloured dresses. Aged 11, I began experimenting with oils. When acrylics hit the market in the ‘60s I was an early user, painting a portrait of my boyfriend in London, where we met and now live. That's the portrait on the right.