A bit of background info…….


For over 30 years I worked in main stream secondary education, initially as a teacher of Art & Design and ultimately becoming a Senior Assistant Headteacher. I absolutely loved my time in school working with some amazing young people, however, in 2013 I made the life changing decision to take early retirement allowing me, once again, to focus my attention on the creative aspects of photography and art.

I love all aspects of nature, whether it is a beautiful sunset, delicate flora, wildlife (large and small) or majestic birds in flight. How can you specialise in just one thing when there is so much beauty around us!




In my ‘previous working life’ I achieved a BA(Hons)Design and Post Graduate Certificate in Education followed by the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Since retiring I have continued to study and in 2015 achieved the Licentiateship of The Royal Photographic Society Distinction.  These awards are recognised as the most prestigious in the photographic world with only a few thousand photographers worldwide currently holding the LRPS Distinction. Following my assessment I was honoured to be asked if the RPS could retain my portfolio as a exemplar of good practice.




I am very proud to be a member of the British Photography Awards Ambassadors scheme.  The British Photography Awards are targeted at supporting & discovering new photographic talent, and helping charities and small camera related organisations gain a sense of community, giving them the opportunity to be seen, and to share & talk about their work.




As well as being out in the field taking photographs I also enjoy the more creative aspect of art and design.  My husband and I married in 1989 and had a wonderful honeymoon at Lake Bled, where we stayed in a gorgeous little boutique hotel on the edge of the lake.  Shortly after we decided to call our house Mlino, after the name of the hotel,  so quite simply Studio Mlino means ‘art work from home’.

2017 sees the launch of my new venture and as the year progresses I hope to add more art work to my collection, alongside my photography.