I am a professional artist and tutor working mostly in oil, acrylic and pastel as well as multi-media work. Although originally born in North Lanarkshire, I moved away in the mid 1970s to marry and raise four daughters in Oxfordshire. In 2002 I moved to East Anglia and after a time established myself as an artist in Southwold (Suffolk) whilst continuing with the 'day job'. I returned to Scotland in October 2014 when my late father became terminally ill. Now settled in Kirriemuir, Angus, I am building my practice and studio within the town working as a professional artist. In addition to painting and drawing in both a traditional and contemporary style, I offer group and individual tuition in painting, drawing and self-expression through art.
When I lived in Reydon, Southwold I was very much inspired by my surroundings of sand, sea and the big skies of Suffolk, undertaking landscape commissions in addition to pet portrait requests. Now that I have returned to live permanently in Scotland I am equally, if not more so, enthused and inspired by landscapes, particularly the more rugged and dramatic scenes of Angus, Perthshire and the Highland areas. Enquiries for commissions are welcome.
Recently I have embarked on a large self-development project based on an abstract form of representation. The main body of the project centres around connection and communication through art. I am finding it quite exciting to discover new ways of self-expression and hope to complete the first body of work by the end of 2017. Part of this project focuses on spiritual connection and personal development using the SWOT analysis tool, frequently used in corporate training programmes.
I am more than happy to discuss any aspect of my art - contact me via this website or by personal visit to my studio.