I studied drawing & Painting at Glasgow School of Art (1994-1998). During my degree the traditional methods were taught. I also experimented with other mediums & techniques, including installation & printmaking.
During my third year at Glasgow, I embarked on an exchange programme to the Victoria College of Arts, Melbourne Australia. This was a fascinating & enlightening experience, giving me a great deal of insight into Aboriginal life & Art, when given the opportunity to spend a month in Aboriginal communities throughout Central & Western Australia.
On returning to Glasgow to complete my fourth & final year I was tutored by Richard Wright “The Turner Prize” Winner 2009.
Following my graduation I moved to London & worked as a window dresser for the interior retailers; Habitat & Heal’s. I was then invited to work for the Interior designer William Yeoward as his in-house stylist.
After a few years I decided to extend my skills further, & re-trained as a florist, thus giving me more flexibility in the workplace. This worked very well along side my painting.
I continue to paint directly from the drawings I produce on location in my sketchbook. I look to re-create the energy, marks, shapes & use of colour I make in these sketches.
Since graduating I have completed numerous commissioned works. I exhibit regularly through my own shows, & collaborative exhibitions. I had a painting accepted & hung at “The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition” .