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Edinburgh & The Lothians


Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking


Abstract, Environment, Landscape, Site-specific, Narratives



I am interested in the elemental qualities of land and sea, and the histories they can reveal. My practice examines island landscape, coasts and seas of Scotland, focusing on marine ecologies and species, as well as the archaeology and geology of the chosen location. Currently I am investigating how best to achieve this in the context of climate change and to encourage a respect for conservation of our environment.

It is the overall meaning of a subject which is most important to me, whether it is the sea, an island or a beach, a mountain or a peat bog, I aspire to give that place a voice in the present, while acknowledging the past. I begin with research so I can understand the essence and substance of the subject, be it layers of human history, cultural references or geological time. The work is revealed in layers of colour and surface texture.

Through the medium of screen printing I have recently repurposed a collection of used Admiralty Marine Charts to reflect the rising sea levels, history of place and marine biology of the Scottish coasts. I strive to see beneath the surface to celebrate the species that survive here but that face many threats imposed by human intervention and climate change.

By training and inclination I am a printmaker, but always alert to other methods to achieve the depth of meaning and material substance I seek. Direct interaction with soil, sea, plants and algae is an integral part of my practice and can manifest in hangings on muslin or paper, hand-made collaged papers, or combined with paint on canvas and paper.



My studio is at Coburg House Studios and Gallery in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Upcoming events

November 2024 – Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, solo show

Winter Printmaking Exhibition at the Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright



December – March 17th  2024 –  Edinburgh Printmakers members’ show – Journey 

November 18 – 29, 2023 – Connect + Grow , Cass Art, Glasgow, exhibition of SSA members from the Peer Mentoring Programme 2022-23

Recently – invited artist at Porto & Fi, Newhaven, Edinburgh

October        – “4 Stories”, 4 artists show at Coburg House Gallery, Edinburgh (including Mary Walters SSA, Jacqueline Higgs SSA)

September   – Art House in Artwork Porty, Edinburgh

May               – “Tidelines”, 2 Person Show at Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh (with Laura Magliveras)


December – Edinburgh Printmakers Members’ Show – Kinship

November – Small is Beautiful, small works show, Coburg House Art Gallery

September – Art House in Artwalk Porty, Portobello, Edinburgh

May – 5 Person Show at Coburg House Art Gallery


Uig Open, on line exhibition, curated by Hulabhaig, Isle of Lewis.

3 Person Show ‘Perspectives from Home’ at Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright


FLOW Visual Arts Scotland


Encompassed, New Work,

Group show at The Union Gallery, Edinburgh, featuring paintings and collages inspired by recent travel in Myanmar


Distilled, Group show at the Art Club Gallery, Edinburgh

Art Walk Porty, artist house

Deluge, Group Show at Edinburgh Printmakers


A Land Unfolding, Coburg House Art Gallery

Edinburgh Festival group show with Encompassed

Winter Exhibition, The Meffan, Forfar

2009 – to date

Coburg House Gallery, Leith, Edinburgh: Christmas Shows and Open Studios twice yearly


The Steading Gallery, Kelso


Aberdeen Art Gallery Gray’s School of Art Former Students

1985 – 1986

Galería Tlalpuente, Mexico City


Greenwich Theatre Art Gallery, London, solo show


Anglo Mexican Institute, London, solo show


Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, solo show


Instituto de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, solo show


The Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh


Work in the collection of Art in Healthcare, Scotland

And in many private British collections including:

Colin Sutherland, Lord Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General of  Scotland

Alistair Darling, Lord Darling of Roulanish

Sir Mark Jones, former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Work in private collections in Spain and Mexico


2022 – 23

Admitted to the SSA Peer Mentoring Scheme, funded by Creative Scotland


Painting Residency at Catterline, ‘The Watchie’ studio

1981 – 1982

1 year Bursary from Mexican Government to study Experimental Printmaking in Mexico City


Painting residency at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath


Painting prize visit to San Gimigniano, Tuscany


2016 – 2017             Critical Professional Development course, Leith School of Art

1994 – 1996             Calligraphy studies, Edinburgh College of Art

1979 – 1981             Postgraduate 2 year Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking), Slade School of Fine Art, London

1975 – 1979             Diploma in Art (Printmaking), Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen


Currently employed as tutor for Wild at Art Ltd.

2015 – 2022

  • Tutor for Wild At Art Ltd, luxury art holidays in Scotland
  • Scottish Art History trainer for STGA (Scottish Tourist Guides Association)
  • Print and Collage tutor for Arran Visual Arts, Isle of Arran

2004 – 2010

Joint director of a small art tourism business called artEscapes. This involved organising accommodation and itineraries as well as art tutoring/ demonstrating abroad and in the UK, often with a strong historical or cultural connection.

1995 – 2006

Teacher of Art (drawing & painting and calligraphy) in Community Education (20 hours per week class contact time September to May) for Edinburgh City Council

2002 – 2003

Summer Course art teacher at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh

Member of the Society of Scottish Artists, Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh Printmakers