My home and studio overlook Loch Lomond where I have lived for more than 34 years with my lovely family and dogs. Whilst working in the events industry then running my own business, my first and over-riding love was always paint and colour. This led me many years ago to study locally with an influential tutor and at The Glasgow School of Art.
Inspiration comes from my beautiful surrounding environment producing a mixed portfolio in landscape, still life, design and illustration. I enjoy using observation and imagination – colour and subject matter are always on my mind. Referring to sketchbook thoughts and impulsive responses to ideas, I work quickly in mixed media on board and recycled card. I paint what I see not necessarily what is there with no restrictions of perspective or scale. I love reinterpreting the familiar, the whole thinking on my feet process endeavouring to bring spontaneity, freshness and joy to my work.
I have exhibited at The Greengallery, The Watermill Gallery, The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow Lighthouse, Paisley’s Art Department and Inverbeg Gallery, sold work for Marie Curie and the RNLI and completed multi-piece commissions for newly built properties. I have produced a board room commission for an international shipping company, provided illustration work for The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Mclaggan Smith Mugs. I have collaborated with Bluebellgray and exhibited at the hugely successful Artist Aid Ukraine Exhibition in Glasgow and Paisley’s Big Art Show. I am delighted my paintings hang all over the UK and abroad.