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 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.
In 2017 I 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 will be continuing this into 2018. Part of this project focuses on spiritual connection and personal development using the SWOT analysis tool, frequently used in corporate training programmes.
2018 has brought new developments and some big changes. I have always found painting outdoors exciting and pleasurable but during these last few years of having a studio open to the public five days a week there has been little opportunity for me to develop my 'en plein air' work. Therefore I have decided to close my studio and adopt a mobile studio for working whilst developing this aspect of my art during the next year or so. My art will continue to be available for viewing and/or purchase through various events/exhibitions throughout the year. Alternatively, a private viewing arrangement can be made if preferred using the contact form or direct communication.
Tuition, workshops and presentations will continue either at your home or your group venue. Please enquire for more information.
I am more than happy to discuss any aspect of my art. Commissions are also welcome - contact me via this website or by personal communication.