London based artist, grew up on a farm in Scotland, has been painting and making things all her life.

 

“Our ever-changing world influences and feeds into my work… plants and ephemeral matter, music, fashion, other artists, the desire to use colour, the love and feel of paint, found objects, “treasures” from parks and beaches, the occasional soul-touching poem and just life itself, all contribute to the impulse I act upon when making a painting.”

 

“I’m not restricted by convention or material. I use a wide range of mediums and techniques, applying colour in different ways… thick acrylic paint applied with hands, poured thin washes of pigment in varnish, oil sticks pressed into the canvas, ply board stitched together with wire, mussel shells in a blender to make a new medium, different solvent-based paints poured and applied in a controlled manner to reveal an unpredictable result, stitched studio-floor-canvas remnants which serve as a rich surface on which to paint or pour resin, it’s all a tactile and experimental cacophony of materials to convey an image or a feeling. There is something learned from each painting, and I take that learning into the next one, and so it continues.”

1984

Paris Academy of Fashion, Diploma {London}

1994

Art Students League, New York.

1996-99

Central St Martins, BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting

1995-96

Chelsea School of Art, Foundation.

Exhibitions

1998

Price Waterhouse, London

1999

BBC House, London

2003

Port Washington Public Library, New York {solo}

2007

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts.

2010

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts.

2012

National Open Art Competition

2012

“Flowers, Statues & Bison” Dover St Gallery, London {solo}

2015

Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition.