Following a career in exhibition management , my first and over-riding love of colour and paint led me to study locally with an inspirational tutor and at the Glasgow School of Art. I meet weekly with a group of artists to paint, draw and visit exhibitions together.
My home and studio overlook Loch Lomond where I have lived for 30 years with my family and dogs. Inspiration comes from the things I see everyday – my work reflects repeated themes of familiar woodland paths and fields, Loch Lomond’s energetic landscape and much loved objects in still life. Capturing restless clouds, gin clear skies, dramatic sunsets and inky moon lit darkness are a never-ending challenge and joy. Daily dog walks are always armed with a sketch book for anything that catches my eye. Annual west coast holidays also offer time to observe the weather, sea and magical soft light.
Working predominantly in oil on board and pastel on thick card, I have exhibited at The Green Gallery, The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow Lighthouse, Inverbeg Gallery and locally with my group. I have sold work for the RNLI and Marie Curie and recently completed a 12 piece commission for a new Loch-side house. My private commissions hang all over the UK from Orkney to Wales and London.