I studied painting at Glasgow School of Art. Then I worked as a theatre designer - a fine time of collaboration and inventiveness. Wax babies, giant beanbag watermelons and pop-up suitcases kept me busy. Then for a few years while bringing up a family I worked mainly to commission and for exhibitions. I am inspired by the landscapes and townscapes around me, and it gave me time to explore how particular paints can behave on beautiful paper. Materials are really important to me and I love the earthy quality they bring to my work. Pure drawing is an important tool, sometimes rough - and sometimes careful. I like both. I work mainly in watercolour, ink and pencil, usually worked a little bit in Photoshop.

I work part time in a library and really value the contact with books and readers. Drawing as a tool for literacy is something I'm passionate about.

I illustrated the picture book 'Daddy's Bad (Bed) Day' written by Ross Collins Macay in 2022, published by CurlyTales Books.

You can find me here on facebook and here on instagram,where I show work-in-progress and experimental stuff alongside the sort of thing you see here.

I'm always happy to talk about something new, whether it is a picture of a single house or a whole book's worth of illustrations. I often take on house portrait commissions (modest homes are as interesting a subject as magnificent ones). Do contact me if there is something you would like to discuss.