''I try to work in a state of open, receptive mindlessness: to be alert to every hint, every direction that reveals itself in the course of the work. The painting grows like a plant. That is to say it does its own growing. It is fed by all that one is, by one's instincts and knowledge, one's needs and dreams and loves"
First and foremost I am influenced by my immediate environment.
I work instinctively making connections with what is happening in my life through the exploration of a diversity of materials and techniques while remaining open to possibilities.
I want to surprise myself.
Relationships and the emotional ties that both bind and support us in life and the individual need to make a mark, to say 'I was here' interest me.
My family, living by the sea and my former work as an illustrator continues to inform my work.
I continue to explore low tech printing techniques and honing my painting skills exploring and experimenting, remaining open to possibilities.
Work in public collections
RSA Royal Scottish Academy
DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts Print collection
Museum collections, St Andrews University
John Kinross travel scholarship award
Fife visual arts award
RSW watermark award
Carnegie vacation scholarship award