BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting, Glasgow School of Art, 1981.Winner of Emmy Sachs award / received a John and Mabel Craig Award Postgraduate year, Drawing and Painting, Glasgow School of Art, 1982 Awarded Travelling Scholarship
Texture, pattern and light are the key elements in my paintings.
By changing any of these factors a painting can be constantly
evolving with little variation in the actual subject matter. The introduction of a specific
texture or pattern can define the mood of the painting.
By integrating both disciplines my work can hopefully develop in many directions.
I particularly like to work in watercolour and gouache because of the purity of the medium. It is direct, lively and very free.These qualities take you on a journey and often the outcome is nowhere near the original starting point.