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I’m a Glasgow School of Art graduate; DA ceramics (1975), but I haven’t gotten my hands muddy for some time now. I spent most of the 1980s as a knitwear designer, mainly exporting to the US from my studio and shop in Glasgow. The ‘90s were devoted to Art education when I was a Principal Art teacher in several secondary schools in Glasgow. The ‘00s saw me designing and selling Artwear and most recently I’ve returned to painting.
I am essentially a craftsperson who really enjoys the actual painting process, and I suspect a design background is evident in my approach to composition, colour and surface texture. I have always loved the ‘seaside’ and in particular the contrast of textures found around the shore….sand, grasses, rocks, natural & man-made structures….and this is the inspiration for my current work.