I studied for an MA (Hons) Fine Art at Edinburgh University; this was an unusual degree, as students undertook a full History of Art degree at the University, and also a full degree in a fine art discipline at Edinburgh College of Art. I chose painting as my specialism. The History of Art element was very important to me, as I learned a lot about the subject, but also how to critique and use this information to examine ideas. After I graduated I was offered an MA Postgraduate in Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, where I was able to spend more time concentrating on my practical artwork; it was here that my love of printmaking was born.
When I finished my education, I taught for a couple of years at Edinburgh College of Art, before moving to Leith School of Art. I still work there as a lecturer on the Foundation Course.
Since leaving art college I have worked continuously as an artist and have exhibited throughout the UK and abroad. I have won many prizes for painting and printmaking and have work in public and private collections worldwide.
I now work from my studio which is in my garden, and make my large scale prints at Edinburgh Printmakers.