Born in 1962 and brought up in Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire, she obtained a BSc in Nursing from Edinburgh University in the ‘80’s and worked at the Western General and Leith Hospital in Edinburgh.
In 1996 she moved to the small rural town of Newburgh in Fife along with her family. It was here surrounded by lush Fife fields and the ever changing Tay that she was inspired to rekindle her love of art.
In 2002 she and a fellow artist Neil Brooks helped raise £6000 towards a “Maggie’s Centre” with the sale of their paintings. It was this success which helped spur her on to progress with her art.
Over the years her work has developed and evolved to become more impressionistic. Using brush, palette knife and fingers and a maximum of 4 colours her work is spontaneous and vibrant and often develops a direction of its own!