I create multimedia artwork, paintings, collage, printmaking and textile work which is influenced and responds to my surroundings and the power of this landscape. Sustainability is important to me, so I use materials that are found or recycled, working with natural dyes and pigments.
I lived on the Isle of Bute for many years before moving to progress my career as a Forensic and Clinical Psychologist. Absorbed in challenging work I still yearned for the opportunity to focus on my art practice - and sorely missed the island, its unique atmosphere, community and beauty. You never forget Bute.
I work abstractly and intuitively; making strong links between my understanding of how we perceive and what we perceive, engaging in the flow of creative process: colours, textures, feelings and memories - interested in what we take from our surroundings not just how we might represent it. I’m enthralled with the feelings of infinite yet bounded existence and the moment of captivation as I stare at a sunset, patterns on the beach, the wet stones around me or the emerging flowers in springtime.
I dye cloth, collage, weave patterns, paint canvases, make prints and even paper!
My work is influenced by expressive artists such as Anne Madden, Helen Frankenthaler, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, and David Mankin.