I grew up on the Hebridean island of North Uist.Studying fine art at the University of The Highlands and Islands where I obtained a BA (HONS) in Fine Art during 2013.
Dividing my time between painting and my career as an Art & Design teacher, I currently live and work in the Highlands. Although based here, I often travel to North Uist and the surrounding islands in search of inspiration. Each piece begins as small locational sketch which often aims to capture the ever changing light as well as raw aspects of the sea and shorelines. Studies are later used as starting points to develop oil paintings, where the varied application of layered textures creates a feeling of depth, whilst reflecting the sea�s movements. Collage and mono printing combine to build up the natural variation of surfaces found on rocks and amongst tidal patterns which surround the Hebridean coast.