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

This year, everything in  person was cancelled because of the Covid 19 pandemic. Spring Fling was held online in May and Nov.

Hopefully 2021 will bring new opportunities and I will post them here as they come up. Like the rest of the world I look forward to a return to normality when we can have the pleasure of meeting in person.

In the meantime I will be showing my work and teaching online.

Click on the Workshops page to see my forthcoming programme.

Spring Fling Open Studio
Sat May 23 – Mon 25 2020
10.30 – 5 daily Late night Sat till 8pm
The Little Theatre
Well St, Lockerbie
DG11 2EZ

Selected Exhibitions

Nov 9 – Dec 21 2019

Choosing Beauty: A Retrospective Exhibition, Solo show, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

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

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