My home and studio are beside Loch Lomond where I have lived for over 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 influential 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, observing the bone structure of landscape and ever-changing weather moods. I love to develop a subject, reinterpret the familiar, explore its detail and its simplest form. Working with flat brushes and rollers on all sizes of board and thick card, I use oil, acrylic, pastel and ink.
I have exhibited at Greengallery, 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 and corporate commissions hang all over the UK from Orkney to Wales and London plus in France and The Netherlands. I have recently completed a board room commission for an international shipping company and provided illustration work for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.