I am a painter and printmaker and have worked in Oxford since 1987. I was born in Zagreb, Croatia, 1945, and lived in Ethiopia, Zambia and Kenya before settling in England in 1982. My initial training in Croatia was in contemporary dance, and I spent my young adulthood mainly in Zambia performing, teaching and choreographing in Lusaka. I loved drawing from an early age and attended practical short courses whenever I could, including a year at Brighton College of Art (Combined Arts) and Eastbourne College (Printed Textiles). I worked as a freelance textile designer from 1986 to 1998, when I decided to concentrate on printmaking and painting, showing work in galleries and Oxfordshire Artweeks (since 1998). I enjoy exploring the relationship between colours, shape, form, line and texture. In my work, these elements interact and make up moving rhythms, harmony or discord. Colour, line and mark-making are central: how the colour is applied or the line drawn and with what motion of the hand, controlled or free-flowing. Patrick Heron referred to “the abstract music of interacting form-colour.” Travelling towards a solution is both the challenge and the inspiration. Indeed, each work is a journey of exploration and discovery from the first mark through to its completion.