I have an MA (Hons) Fine Art degree from Edinburgh University. I was winner of the Daler-Rowney Award and The Royal Scottish Academy's Linda Clark Nolan Award. I have exhibited in the UK, France and Canada.
Drawing is of the utmost importance to my studio work – it is a means of investigation, a process of responding and reacting to landscape or objects.
I have a series of works based on ‘travel drawings’; I drew on the move, usually through the countryside where the natural environment suited my fluid mark-making. The sketches led to large, abstract and expressive paintings that implied space and open vistas. My smaller constructions incorporated 'found objects'.
More recently, I have started making lino prints and paintings of found objects that are more representative. For example this mixed media work on canvas of an ammonite I found on a Whitby beach.
All my work, to varying degrees, involves the layering process. I'll often layer acrylic paint, wax crayon, pencil and oils.