After a rewarding career as a primary school teacher I have returned to my first and prevailing passion. For the past three years I have worked continuously to develop my drawing and painting from my home in the beautiful Scottish Borders. I have had work exhibited locally and have secured several commissions. I am inspired by the vibrancy and boldness of work by the Scottish Colourists, particularly S.J. Peploe. Although painting in both acrylic and oil, my current preferred medium is soft pastel. I enjoy the immediacy of pastel, and exploring the various effects that can be achieved.