I have been working as a full-time artist since graduating with a BA Hons Degree in Printed Textile Design from Glasgow School of Art in 1987. I was born and brought up in Glasgow, moving in 2005 I now live and have my studio in the Scottish Borders Town of Peebles.
After graduating I established a limited company with two other partners producing designs for the International Textile Industry, selling printed textile designs to the American and European markets. Wishing to establish myself with a more home based clientele I branched out on my own directing my skills towards design for interiors where I worked on commercial and private projects with Architects and Interior Designers in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.
More recently I have been exploring my work in painting, print and textiles. I visit remote and diverse coastal locations around Scotland studying and recording the landscape through mixed media and take inspiration from the detail that occurs through the interaction of the land and sea.
Through my constructed textiles I create an abstracted interpretation of Scotland’s coastal landscape using a combination of different techniques, I like to dye and hand print onto fabrics using a variety of printing methods, create details using felt and ceramic then construct the final textiles using machine and hand embroidery.