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My Story

I’m a highlander  – born in the Outer Hebrides on the tiny island of Eriskay.   My family moved to the mainland when I was 5 and we settled on the West Coast near Glencoe.   In this special part of the world I married, had 5 children and have then been lucky enough to spend time developing my practice.

Through my work I explore colour, texture and the drawn line and bring together landscape, floralscape and the human form.  As each picture develops it takes on its own life, often to push forward its own story.

I  am challenged and excited by the variety of mediums available.   I am at heart  an oil painter but will often use mixed media , particularly when sketching.   The majority of my work is finalised on wooden panels.     Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension from the past, where I have come from and what I have  learned, as well as a preview of the future, where I am going.

If a viewer stops for just one moment to view and reflect on a piece that I have created, then I have succeeded in my work.

The Studio

I use my Instagram page to capture ideas, inspiration and the final results!  Please do follow and engage – you can view my postings below.  Paintings are exhibited in a range of Scottish galleries (see current listing below) and on the online shop.  There are prints and cards there, too; thanks for browsing!


Leith School of Art – Drawing Course – 2017 & 2018

Leith School of Art – Landscape Course – 2017 & 2018

Leith School of Art – Painting Course 2019 


Leith School of Art – Painting Prize 2019

Exhibitions Past & Present

Visual Arts Scotland annual exhibition –  Reverb 2022 – online exhibition.

Edinburgh Four 2021 – group exhibition Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh.

Self 2020 – The Artist Pool – Group Exhibition – Dundas Street Gallery.

Threads 2019 – The Artist Pool – Group Exhibition – Dundas Street Gallery.

My work will be displayed in the following galleries during 2022:

McCallum Art House, Fort William.

Green Gallery Lifestyle, Dollar. 

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