Scotland has been my home for over twenty years now. I studied art formally as a mature student at Harper College outside Chicago, although I've always made art of different media, and then at the Open College of the Arts and Leith School of Art.
I see my development as an artist as a journey, a bit like a walk in a familiar place where I suddenly see things from a different aspect, or in a different light. My ‘walk’ takes me along a path where there are many interesting things to look at and experience, diversions along the way as I look at new things. For me, it’s all about the experience and growth along the way, not arriving, because there are always new ways of looking at things. The exploration is the exciting part, making the ideas into an image is the challenge.
While my main interest and inspiration is landscape (particularly the Scottish landscape), I don’t confine myself to this. I paint mainly in acrylics but use mixed media too; using collage to build up layers and a different media to create marks. When I’m painting the landscape, my intention is to portray the ancient land, the history beneath the surface and the marks we leave on it.
I've been part of several No Woman is an Island collective exhibitions and have exhibited at the Dockside Gallery in Berwick on Tweed.