‘I use mixed media techniques to evoke a memory of time and place in my work. Fragments from handwritten letters, poetry and vintage wallpaper are incorporated into the collaged backgrounds of my paintings, creating surface textures which suggest the patina of age and which hint at the ethereal.’
I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1996 with an honours degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, with a Support Study in Printmaking. I worked as a designer and maker for a number of years, both freelance and for larger design companies. Throughout this time I continued to exhibit the prints and collages I began as part of my degree, and since 2001 I have combined a career in art education with the development of my own paintings. Over the last 10 years, I have exhibited regularly throughout Scotland, both in smaller galleries and in larger exhibitions including the Paisley Art Institute, The Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
In 2017 I was awarded the Art Hire award at the Scottish Drawing Competition.
I have exhibited at the Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition for the last seven years. Over the last year I have also taken part in a number of exhibitions including the RSW Open Annual Exhibition, ‘Where the Shadows Come to Play’ at the Velvet Easel Gallery in Portobello, ‘ArTay’ at the Frames Gallery in Perth, as a selected artist at Aberdeen Artist Society ‘Coming Home’ exhibition and at ‘Into the Light’ at the Maclaurin Gallery in Ayr.