About Me


Since 1997 I have lived and worked in Dumfriesshire in Southern Scotland, where I have made my home and studio. I am now based in the town of Lockerbie. 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 almost all of my time to painting, apart a few weeks each year when I enjoy leading painting and colour workshops in my garden studio and at a few locations in the UK and abroad. Since 2021 I am also happy to be able to offer classes and courses online.

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

Because of the Covid 19 pandemic. Spring Fling open studios will be again held online only at the end of May.

Spring Fling Open Studio
Sat May 29 – Sun June 6 2021
I will have some small works for sale and a new video about how I approach still life and landscape painting.

There will also be 80+ other artists and makers for you to enjoy.
www.spring-fling.co.uk

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

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