Stella studied at London's Coutauld Institute of Art and then pursued a career in oil painting restoration. She worked in London for many galleries and private clients, and then moved to Wiltshire where she now has a studio. Drawing, and a fascination for the effects of colour, one against another are the abstract elements that underlie her work. The relationships between people or objects is another aspect of great interest to her. With all these things she hopes to create an atmosphere mood and a balance in her paintings.