I was born in Edinburgh and now live in Yorkshire. After obtaining a degree in Fine Art I studied art psychotherapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and for many years I worked for the NHS and privately as a therapist. I am now retired and am enjoying having more time to paint.
I am drawn to the quiet moments in life. The soft mist of a morning sunrise. The splendour and vastness of the skies through all the changing seasons. And the velvety petals of an open garden flower. Flowers have so many facets in their meaning to us. Their colour, fragility and joyfulness. I find I need different ways of working in different media in order to express and emphasise the many aspects of nature.
Images evolve from memories aided by sketches and photographs. I very much enjoy experimenting and following the way the paint leads me. My work verges to a greater or lesser degree on abstraction but has always as its focus a sense of atmosphere and light.