About Me


Since 1997 I have lived and worked in Dumfriesshire in Southern Scotland, where I have made my home and studio. I was born and brought up in Glasgow and after school I followed my family south of the border.

I did a two year Foundation Course at Harrow School of Art and a  BA(Hons) in Fine Art Painting at Norwich School of Art followed by a postgraduate year and an ATD from Leicester University.

After many years of teaching alongside  painting, I now devote all of my time to painting apart a few weeks each year when I enjoy leading painting and colour workshops at beautiful and sunny places like the Centro d’Arte Verrocchio in Tuscany.

I exhibit regularly and have work in many private collections in UK and world wide.There are works also in collection of Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and the Women’s Library, Glasgow.

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For many years I was as a visiting tutor of colour and drawing at the Royal College of Art in London where I worked with artists and designers from all disciplines. My passion is to help students really see and understand colour and I still enjoy finding new ways to do this.

Earlier in my teaching career I also worked at the RCA for several years as a Lecturer in Computer graphics, at the very beginning of the digital revolution. This early interest in things that computers can do as a tool for the visual artist has never left me and I now enjoy the versatility of the iPad for many aspects of my creative work.

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Upcoming Exhibitions
May 27 – 29 2017

Preview night Friday 26 May 6 – 8pm

Opening hours Sat 27 and Sun 28

10.30 – 8pm

Mon 29

10.30 – 5.30pm

Spring Fling Open Studio – 

Little Theatre,

Well Road, Lockerbie

DG11 2EZ

Selected Exhibitions
Nov 3 – 27 2016 Visual Arts Scotland: Fly – Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Nov 17 – Dec 24 2016 Christmas Show, Art Nest Gallery, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
1991 – 2016 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh
2013 Solo Exhibition, The Art Nest Gallery, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
2012 Festival Show, Fisher Gallery, Pittenweem

Timelines, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

2011 Dumfriesshire Delineated, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

Cork Street Open Exhibition, London

2010 Cork Street Open Exhibition, London