My work is based on drawing and celebrates the small shifts through the seasons contrasting with the continuity of the countryside and the gradual development of established gardens and landscapes.
I enjoy working outdoors where possible, adapting my mode of working to meet the vagaries of the climate. I often take sketches and outlines home to reflect and work on them further, returning to the site several times. I like to forefront the tracery of wild flowers and foliage in the hedgerows against the backdrop of more open farmland.
I am a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and Gracefield Print Studio in Dumfries. My printmaking has evolved from my drawing, sometimes adding hand painted elements. I respond to similar subjects in very different ways when printmaking and painting but my central concerns remain the same. I like to highlight the remarkable detail, colour and texture in small landscapes and corners of gardens that might easily be overlooked.