I trained at Glasgow School of Art completing a BA (Hons) in Embroidered and Woven Textiles. I followed this with a PG Diploma at GSA in 1985-86.
I am passionate about the positive effects that the arts can have on psychological and physiological well-being and have worked on many, socially engaged projects. After working within arts education and development for most of my working life, I have recently returned to focusing on developing my own personal practice alongside freelance tutoring. I live and work in Edinburgh, where I work part-time in the Weaving Studio at Orwell Arts. I am also an Executive Memeber of the Scottish Artists Union.
I am interested in mark making, imagery exploring ideas connected to location, mapping and social and political histories connected to landscapes. I am fascinated by the idea that places might retain something of events which took place there.
I currently work in a range of mixed media using smalti mosaic, textile and ceramic and I have also been exploring various printmaking techniques. I enjoy the slow meditative process of using traditional techniques and combining these with contemporary interventions.
2012 Edinburgh College of Art: Tapestry/Combined BA
1990 Moray House : PG Diploma Community Education
1986 Glasgow School of Art PG Diploma
1985 Glasgow School of Art BA Hons: Textiles
2017 Out of the Frame, Edinburgh Printmakers.
2016 VAS - Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Princes St, Edinburgh
Craft Tent- Princes Street Gardens
Craftspace - Wandsworth, London
The Collective Gallery - Group Exhibition
RSA London: Student Exhibition