About Me


I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006 with an honours degree in Performance Costume. However I very quickly discovered (or rediscovered) that painting and creating my own imagery and narrative art was where my heart lay. I have since been painting away, exhibiting and teaching and all of these things share an equal place in my focus as an artist. I believe everyone has a story to tell. I believe the skills of the arts can be taught and shared and bring great enrichment to our lives. I know that whenever I work with students who create imagery that they did not think they were capable it enriches my own life and practice. I truly cannot wait to teach this course.

Naturally curious, always seeking to understand myself and others, I spend my days painting my thoughts and daydreams in my studio. My work is currently inspired by tales of communities of women bound together by uncertain times and stories that move the soul. I am working on a new collection of work for my 2014 solo exhibition called ‘We all Cast Shadows’.

My work is imbued with atmosphere, storytelling and emotion. Layers of narrative, layers of paint, memories and dreams. Inspired by history, women walking the coast searching for long-lost souls, characters who throughout their life carry with them a memory or a reminder of times gone by. I work primarily in acrylics and oils on board and mixed media on paper.

In 2012 I was a featured artist on BBC2’s Show me the Monet. Making it through the judging to the final exhibition my work was sold in auction at The Mall Gallery in London.

Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in Performance Costume in 2005, I have since been working as a mixed media artist as well as teaching workshops. I also coordinated a project involving reminiscence work with older people. This has been a huge source of inspiration to my latest artwork and themes of memories, connection and childhood.