I am a fine art printmaker and artist based on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
I am an artist and printmaker living on the Isle of Lewis where we have built a house and a studio with an amazing view of the sea.
My work is inspired by the coast and moorland, the amazing skies and the rich palette of colours here in the Outer Hebrides. The light constantly changes as does the weather, presenting a miriad of possibilities for new work.
I studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and then worked on my MA in theatre design at the University of North Carolina, learning the skills needed for set and costume design and creation. This helped me to work 'big' and to appreciate texture and colour. Over the years I have studied Fine Art and ,more recently, Printmaking at Hereford College of Art.
Now retired from teaching in schools, I have been able to focus on my love of creative art. I am fascinated by the process of building printing plates using found materials or carving into card or lino to produce images that reflect the rugged environment of the natural world.
I produce a range of cards which are either handpulled lino prints or are taken from original collagraph and monoprint work. (see the Shop page)
I love teaching workshops and classes in printmaking techniques and making this wonderful variety of art process accessible to a wide variety of people, young and old.
I hope you enjoy my work.