Whilst I have always had an interest in drawing and art in general my early career was in science research. It was only when I became home-based with children that I was able to indulge and extend this interest to what has become a full-time occupation.
I spent two fantastic years at Central St. Martins from 1995-1997, leaving with a post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Stained Glass, an MA in Fine Art and a huge enthusiasm for the material of glass. I also knew I wanted to teach.
I have been involved with the Adult Education Sector for fourteen years now and I love teaching. I get enormous satisfaction from helping others achieve and feel privileged to have worked with some outstanding students.
When I am not teaching I spend my time on Iona, A small Scottish island in the Inner Hebrides and it is here that I take inspiration for my own practice. The colours can be magical, not just the vibrant blues and greens of a sunlit sea, but also the more subtle hues found in the shallows. My latest body of work relates to natural forms and textures found on the many white sand beaches. I have used fusing and casting techniques to explore and abstract the myriad of colours that can be found in the smallest object and to translate this information into final pieces incorporating detailed form and texture.