I was awarded a DA at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in the 1970s, and a teaching diploma at Dundee College of Education. I spent two years doing supply teaching in secondary schools in Ayrshire in the 1990s. I also acquired a City and Guilds certificate in adult and further education at Bangor University in 2003.
From about 1976, I spent an itinerant but exciting lifestyle - living in several countries in Europe and also in Norway - after which I moved to Wiltshire in 2009. I have always painted, exhibited and taught wherever I've lived. I now organise and tutor the Laverstock Art Club in Salisbury and am a member of several local art groups. I have been in the Society of Floral Artists and the Guild of Aviation Artists.
My influences mostly come from nature and from my imagination. I am inspired by colour - particularly flowers, gardens and landscapes and I love to paint outdoors during the summer months, usually with watercolours, and I enjoy trying out different ways to create texture. Some of my outdoor sketches will be used to paint larger oils or acrylics.
As well as paintings, cards and my new book - 'Daily Flower Diary' are available for sale - please see "shop". The book comprises 70 watercolour paintings done during the first UK lockdown in the spring of 2020. A link to a video of my book on U-Tube is available here:
Prints can also be made of my paintings.