My home and studio overlook Loch Lomond where I have lived for 30 years with my family and dogs. Whilst working in the exhibition trade and running my own business my first and over-riding love has always been colour and paint. This led me many years ago to study locally with an inspirational tutor and at The Glasgow School of Art.
Inspiration comes from the things I see every day. My work depicts familiar woodland paths and trees, Loch Lomond’s energetic landscape and much loved themes in still life. I adore the changing seasons and observing the bone structure of the landscape. Life drawing and studying the human form is also essential. I enjoy developing a subject, exploring its detail and in its simplest form.
I work with flat brushes and rollers on all sizes of board and thick card using oil, acrylic and pastel. I have exhibited at The Green Gallery, The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow Lighthouse and Inverbeg Gallery. I have sold work for the RNLI and Marie Curie and completed multi- piece commissions for two newly built properties. My private commissions hang all over the UK from Orkney to Wales and London plus in France and The Netherlands. I am currently providing illustration work for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.