Originally from Carnoustie in Angus, I have lived in rural Northumberland since 2003. I live in the hamlet of Lanehead in Tarset with my husband Chris, and our dog George. We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife, all underneath the dark skies of Northumberland National Park. This is the inspiration for my work.
In early 2020 I decided to change my life, probably not the wisest thing to do during a pandemic, but in May I left my job to pursue my dream to become a self employed artist. I have no formal training, but during my high school years I would spend Saturdays on courses at Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. I attended Analytical Drawing evening classes at Fraserburgh College, and studied Photography levels 1 & 2 in Northumberland.
I enjoy working with different media, mainly creating linocut prints and cyanotypes. I aim to experiment with drypoint etching and monotypes In 2022.
I have designed and supplied bespoke cards and prints to independent businesses in Scotland and England.
I also sell to trade and currently have a small number of stockists in Northumberland.
Latest blog post: 1st April 2022….
I thought Spring had sprung, but the snow is back!
I have recently finished an exciting project, collaborating with an award winning author. More will be revealed in the summer…
I am slowly but surely getting ready for this year’s fairs, I have booked more dates and am venturing slightly further afield! I am enjoying working in my new ”studio” space in the shed, and George the dog enjoys snoozing beside me while I work.
I have also booked in for a drypoint etching workshop this month at the Rheged Centre. This technique will be new to me and I am looking forward to learning from the expert Jemma Gunning!