My Art is varied and always wildly colourful. As a graduate of Botanical Illustration, my work tends to have flora of some description in the paintings. I also study Iconography, and add my own colours to the Icons, making my paintings more contemporary, although the Icons are painted on Oak Panels, using traditional painting methods, with natural pigment, and egg tempera.
I am originally from Edinburgh, although I have travelled extensively, teaching and exhibiting my Art in Gibraltar, Spain, Ghana, and Australia, before returning in 2003, back to Scotland to settle. I graduated as a Botanical Illustrator (RBGE), and is also a Potter, and a member of the Edinburgh School of Icon painting. My love for nature, flowers, colour and trees can be seen in my paintings, which are mainly Acrylic on canvas, with clay flowers and leaves, although my Botanical work is always watercolour on paper. I also make clocks - from Papier Mache. Mantle clocks, and also Grandfather Clocks, which are made to order, and tailored to the customers specifications, and have fully working mechanisms.
My work has been exhibited, sold, and displayed around the world, and I am a Member of The British Association of Iconographers.
1993: Gibraltar Art Exhibition
1995: Gibraltar Art Exhibition
(1996 - 2000 - Art Teacher)
2000 - Wyrenna Art Gallery, Melbourne. Solo art exhibition.
2000 - Red Dust Art Gallery, Sydney.
2001 - Mooroolbark Gallery, Melbourne. Pottery exhibition.
2000 - 2003 Gary McEwan Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne.
2001 - Wyreena Gallery, Melbourne.
2004 - 2011 Teaching Community Education and working with Children and Families. Art & Music. Art in Mental Health.
2011 - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Graduate Exhibition. ( Botanical Illustration).
2012 /2013/2014- Greens and Blues, North Berwick.
2013 - St John's Church, Exhibition.
2014 - Arusha Gallery, St Mary's Cathedral Art Exhibition.
I have many works in private collections, and sell paintings in and around Edinburgh, and Scotland.
Greens and Blues Gallery, North Berwick.
Lunardi Art Gallery, Ceres. Fife.
Tighard Arts, Isle of Canna.
St Margarets House, Edinburgh
My Art work was featured on Arts programmes on ABC .
(Australian Broadcasting Commission).