I paint murals, panels and canvases, as well as creating scenic design and 3d objects, often made from wood, resin or paper-mache.
My artwork is inspired by wee things that catch my attention. Scenarios which amuse and touch me; the people I meet; stories I hear; scenes I encounter; the communities within which I work; and the wonders of nature.
I value diversity in society, nature, and science. This awareness and commitment has been a driving force not only in my involvement in social art projects but also in the themes and messages contained in my personal artworks. I delight in the patterns, textures and colours of life and endeavour to live each day with passion and compassion, always looking for connections.
My portfolio of illustration, includes festival posters, health and educational resources, teaching packs, natural history and storytelling graphics.
Regular clients include: Edinburgh Mela, The Gilded Balloon, the Tasc Agency, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, South Lanarkshire Council, Westbere Preservation Society, Ice Robotics, Sufi Festival, Imagineering (Fife Council) and Lunaria Ltd.
Arts Project Organiser
I work in a variety of educational settings including schools, galleries, museums and public spaces such community centres ,town squares, parks, woodlands and nature reserves.
My work involves collaborating with creative arts specialists, educators, event and exhibition organisers, festival producers, service providers and local councils. My responsibilities include all aspects of the creative process from concept and design to project management, delivery and evaluation.
A wide range of projects with clients such as Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, National Trust for Scotland, The Scottish Government, Together Scotland (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) and the Children’s Parliament, have given me experience in delivering innovative interactive arts experiences for all ages.
In 2016, I joined forces with my colleagues Fay Purves and Lindsay Snedden to form community interest company Creative Art Works CIC.
Together we offer a unique combination of creative, professional and organisational skills with experience that ranges across the commercial, financial, artistic and not-for-profit sectors.
To support my studio work I am also a freelance art/object handling technician with a history of work at at The Tate Gallery, London, the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Museums of Scotland.
I employ various handling protocols appropriate to a wide range of material types, including:
- small and large 3-d objects
- organic material
- indoor and outdoor sculptures.