I make contemporary abstract landscape paintings – my eye is drawn towards horizon lines, colour, marks and patterns in the landscape. I have a passion for remote and open spaces – where sky meets sea meets land.
I find inspiration while walking in nature – armed with a basic knowledge of the physical geography of the landscape, a geekish interest in maps and cloud formation and a desire to explore and breathe in the intoxicating wilderness air.
I capture fleeting moments of sunlight dancing across the sky, of wind rushing though broom pods and I search out patterns created by tides distributing pebbles across the shoreline. My paintings are a reflection from a particular place – and offer viewers a gentle yet bold aesthetic – the depiction of a place known or a glimpse of the familiar – like a fleeting memory on the senses.
I make mixed media paintings and enjoy the process of playing with textures, patterns and colour. I love the idea of creating hidden layers in her paintings, with just a hint of what lies beneath – in the same way the geology of the land does to the knowing observer.
Originally trained as a Gobelin tapestry weaver at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, I graduated with a BDes (Hons) in Constructed Textiles and a Master of Fine Art. I have exhibited throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK and have artworks in private collections across the world.