I take inspiration from the marks and traces left by human presence in the landscape, current affairs and the written word. Walking is an important part of my practice. On site drawings and photographs, together with abstract ideas and concepts arising from sources such as poetry or topical issues are developed in the studio, often resulting in work which contains subtle political messages. My training is in textiles and I work with textiles for installation, artist books, and printmaking, frequently mixing techniques. I have employed my love of stitch and artist bookmaking in the two pieces submitted, Lost Words and Forgotten Stories, using recycled old books to create 3D wall pieces. Recent exhibitions include with bound : unbound at the National Centre for Craft and Design, June 2019, with edge at Discovery Centre, Dundee, November/December 2019 and I have work at Edinburgh Central Library as part of the Quines exhibition (currently closed) taking poet Gerda Stevenson's poems as inspiration. I am a member of edge textile artists Scotland, bound : unbound - artist book collective and Visual Arts Scotland.