I currently work from a studio in St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh. My work is varied, very tiny and very large, complex and plain, surface pattern ad 3D construction but my creative voice is clear, clean and consistent. When put together there is a unified theme of colour and style using a combination of paper, fabric and stitch. I almost always work with natural materials and what I call a Scandinavian colour range of creams, blues, browns and whites. I can also brake with all my traditions using any found materials creating something multicoloured and bizarre. My work is always experimental and sometimes needs repetitive labour but joy is the reward when success is arrived at. I exhibit annually in a number of galleries including submitting for Visual Art Scotland.
I come from a family of professional artists. In my early 50’s unhappy in my job I started going to Telford College to study Creative Embroidery and after 3 years much to my surprise I was offered a place at Duncan of Jordanstone College to study textile design. In the third year at university I spent a semester in Finland at the University of Lapland on the Erasmus Exchange Program leading to my dissertation on the commercialisation of Lapland and Sami arts and crafts. On graduation I won a scholarship to study textiles and weaving in Sweden. I continued in Dundee to complete a Masters Degree in design. This became a cross disciplinary project by designing visual aids to be used in the supervision of counsellors and psychotherapists.
In my earlier career I travelled extensively and have lived on 3 continents.