I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1983 with BA Hons in Drawing and Painting and gained an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship in 1986. I exhibited my work regularly throughout the 80s and 90s and participated in group exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. My work features in several private collections and I was awarded First Prize in the Angus College National Art
Competition in 1998. Since retiring from teaching in 2020, I've been exhibiting regularly and was longlisted for the Scottish Portrait Awards in 2022. My work is included in the exhibition for the Scottish Prize for Fine Art 2023.
My main subjects are portraiture and interiors or landscapes with a human presence, and early work explored themes of uncertainty, vulnerability and lack of control. My more recent work is often inspired by thoughts and feelings about our complex relationship with nature, memory and story, and the fleeting, fragile quality of human experience.
I enjoy using a range of media, contrasting layers of texture with transparent glazes, and aim to explore the emotive impact of colour, light and shadow to achieve a reflective, atmospheric quality.