I am primarily a painter.
I studied painting & drawing at Liverpool College of Art and subsequently qualified as a teacher. I also have a BA in Philosophy and History of Art from the Open University, awarded after a long period of study, during which I also taught, worked for Natural England and raised three children in Cumbria.
Since 1996, I have concentrated on painting, initiating and participating in a range of exhibitions. I have taken part in Dumfries & Galloway’s Studio Trail ‘Spring Fling’ since its inception and I have been an Axis artist since 2006. My work has been shown in galleries in England, Ireland and Scotland and is in public and private collections in UK, Europe and USA.
Winter knitting: Colours and patterns based on the Fair Isle and Shetland traditions, using Shetland 2ply wool, are adapted and may refer to ongoing themes in my work as a painter.
Recent work includes the series:
- ‘catchment’ shown at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries in 2013/14
- ‘habitat’ shown at Perth Museum & Art Gallery 2015
- ‘frost & fire’ shown at Gracefield Arts Centre in 2015/16
- ‘winter’ shown at the Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright 2016/17