After a long time not making any art at all, because I got in to Edinburgh College of Art in 1989 and first year was a horrible experience and I dropped out and went on to study English Literature, I tentatively started painting again in 2014. Since then I’ve taken several classes and courses with artists and tutors I’ve really admired. Some have been wonderful and have been like mentors to me. I also worked at home and for a while shared a beautiful studio space with two lovely makers who are still friends, even though the studio fell through. I’ve designed and run three small scale community arts projects and been involved with bigger projects with local artists. Its taken me until now to feel like I might be reaching the year of my degree show.
I am a painter mostly, but also like to dabble in drawing, artists’ books, small sculptures and photography. Really I like to let one idea flow to another. In 2016 I experienced physical trauma and have ongoing symptoms of PTSD, and I live with sight loss due to damage to my eyes.
All of these actions and experiences are intertwined and inform different aspects of my artistic practice.