I graduated with a BA Hons from Glasgow School of Art, age 20.
I was accepted for Glasgow School of Art age 16 and I loved it… I have a notebook from school, age 5, with a little drawing of me standing at an easel. I’ve always had a compulsive need to draw, paint and make stuff. Since then I’ve continued to draw and paint.
After art school I became an art teacher as I enjoyed working with teenagers, I did this for 19 years. I went part-time, then began to sell paintings through different galleries, and tried to get accepted for art exhibitions. I say yes to every opportunity I am given.
I was recently featured in Content Catnip, a New Zealand Art and Culture magazine (below), and the Lockdown Issue of The Open Culture Collective, an International Art and Poetry Journal. I was the featured artist for National Poetry Month’s Ekphrastic Challenge, and provided 30 prompt paintings for the poets.
I was really proud to have a painting accepted for the RSW exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland. I also enjoy illustrating books and I am ‘the hoose illustrator’ for The Wee Book Company, a small Scottish publisher based in Edinburgh.
I have also exhibited with the SSA, Knock Castle Gallery, Glasgow Group, Paisley Art Institute, MacMillan Exhibition at Bonhams, Edinburgh, The House For An Art Lover, Pittenweem Arts Festival, Compass Gallery, The Revive Show, East Linton Art Exhibition and Strathkelvin Annual Art Exhibition.