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About Me

Born in Edinburgh
Lives & works in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

I have come to my current art practice through a number of life experiences. Following a degree in Humanities at Edinburgh University I moved to Botswana and then South Africa, returning to the UK in time for the Millennium. I returned to education, and to art, taking a PGCE which led to my position as an Art and Design lecturer in Further Education. I left my job in July 2018, having developed Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.  This has been tough, but has given me the opportunity to make my own work.  Art is my escape and my purpose, and gives me a voice and connection to the world.  I love bright colours, falling snow, chocolate, sunshine and tulips. Not necessarily in that order.

My Latest Projects

Delighted that one of my originals of, ‘A Very British Lockdown’ was voted best in category for the Papercraft section of the online lockdown exhibition of the Friends of the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate.  There are 4 originals left to be commissioned, in a limited edition of 10.  It is also available as a print, and a portion of the profits go to charity.

My latest dome piece, ‘The Maypole ‘ made with hand-painted images, wired and assembled under a glass dome.  These are fun to make and the narrative develops as I work, but they are open to interpretation by each viewer.

This is ‘Saltburn Finds’, part of a new series I’m working on, of ‘finds’, picked up on days out.  I collect the things that I see and photograph them, then paint the individual pieces and wire and assemble them against a landscape painting of the place.  This piece was assembled in a vintage shop display case and was exhibited at the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate as part of the Harrogate Open Exhibition in 2019