I've studied a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Social Anthropology, specialising in South East Asian Studies. I've also done a Masters in Design Science, specialising in 3D Animation from Sydney University, being awarded a Dean's Honour Award. I am a retired award winning chef. I worked over 25 years in Sydney restaurants, working with specialty cuisines, and creating authentic cultural menus. I've given cooking classes, held workshops, owned my own wholesale baking business, been a cooking demonstrator, facilitated "artist way" groups, and I am a mother. I am an artist, an adventurer and a naturalist. I live in The Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.