Inspired by observations and impressions of specific places experienced, I try to convey my interest in the natural environment and particularly in birds, in my paintings. We have lived and worked in several wild and beautiful places around the UK including Gloucestershire, Mid Wales and the Norfolk fens. My husband is a bird ecologist. After fifteen years, we left the mountains and lochs of the Highlands and have now made their home in the East Neuk of Fife, giving fresh inspiration for painting.
My early working life and training as a textile and ceramic print designer have given me a love of colour and pattern as well as drawing and painting skills. I recently left a second career as a primary teacher to pursue creative projects full-time.
I have exhibited in many exhibitions in the Cairngorms National Park and around Scotland. I have been an artist in residence for a school, a pub, a bird observatory and in 2016 I was Artist in Residence at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. I was awarded a Creative Scotland/Scottish Natural Heritage project; ‘Imagining Natural Scotland’ in 2013/14 and took part in the first Findhorn Bay Arts Festival in 2014. I am is a member of the East Neuk Open Studios group and Visual Arts Scotland.
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