Born in 1963, Edinburgh, graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1986 with a masters degree in Drawing and Painting and later a Post Graduate from Moray House. Lived in London 21 years, returning home to Scotland in 2018 to set up a studio in Edinburgh.
My work is inspired by strongly held thoughts on society, politics and gender, structures and tribes. My earlier Abstract paintings held testament to this as I immersed myself in the biological and geometric spaces and repeats that represented and evoked the psychological and genetic blueprints that brought about our creation and existence.
Patriarchy and the injustices of male power and influence are a particular drive from me. The dogma of religion towards sexuality and gender orchestrated and effectively managed by men. Race adds to this mix and the recent Afro series are totems of quiet rebellion. The geometric incessant quality of a curved line and circle are a constant in my work which women and androgyny look out at the viewer. Strong colours, Arcadia and the sensual aura of the garden are places that my characters appear and perform, demanding our thoughts, emotions and attention.