I studied Tapestry and Printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Art and Design.
Since then I have maintained my practice and exhibited yearly at both national and international levels.
My imagery reflects narratives around me. I am inspired by stories told, words and conversations shared and images of people and place. In describing my design process, I try to balance ideas from my experiences with composition and the possibilities of the media of tapestry.
My work is mainly figurative in nature married with a desire to work in texture, colour and pattern.
I am also a founding member of STAR – Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped and a past VP of Visual Arts Scotland.
Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot Watt University 1983-1984
Bachelor of Art, 1st Class
Postgraduate Certificate in Tapestry Design
Moray House School Of Education, The University of Edinburgh 1986
Post Graduate Diploma in Education, with Distinction
Threads – Espacio Gallery Bethnal Green London, 2017
Visual Arts Scotland – Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh, Morton Fraser Award, 2016
Interconnections – Tapestry Connections Ireland, 2016
Inperspex, An Exhibition of Sculpture and Tapestry Artists – RSA Edinburgh, 2015
Collaborative Mixed Show – The Red Barn, Cumbria, 2006-2014
STAR, Tapestry Regrouped (includes In conversation with the artists) – The French Institute Edinburgh, 2012/13
Tapestry Retrospective – Scottish Tapestry Regrouped, City Art Centre, Edinburgh 2011
The Joy of Food – The Lund Gallery, Yorkshire 2011
This is NOW: from Drawing to Contexture (an ambitious and visually exciting exhibition supported by catalogue) – Patriot Hall, Edinburgh International Festival, 2010
Exhibition of Miniature Tapestries, The Galerie La Tour Montsales, Suas Leis an Oir-Ghreus, France, 2010
Visual Arts Scotland
Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped – founding member
2016 Morton Frazer Award
2007 Scottish Gallery Applied Art Award
2005 The Lily McDougal Painting Award
What don't we know about you?
I keep secrets
To Kill a Mocking Bird
“Everything has a sort of double meaning for me, there's the ordinary everyday meaning of things, and the imaginary meaning about it all, and I wanted to bring these things together, and in this first big Resurrection of mine you have a good example of this sort of thing.”
What couldn't you live without?
My husband, cooking, far away lands
How do you keep the balance in life?
Not sure if I do