Dee was born and educated in Zimbabwe, where she taught Art at various High Schools. She left to live in South Africa, spending four years each in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, where she painted, taught and exhibited. She left Africa in 1988 for the United Kingdom, and has taught art privately from her home studio, as well as holding Adult Education art classes at various local Art Groups. She has lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore, where her art is hanging in hotels and private collections. Her portrait paintings of dogs have been printed as greeting cards to raise money for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. She is currently holding Adult Art classes at Daler Rowney studios.