I love to paint!! In fact, art has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I’ve always painted.
For years, I worked in supporting and promoting Arts and Culture – in fact I am the lady who masterminded the first Glasgow Art Fair and many other initiatives that helped put Glasgow on the map as the 'City of Visual Arts' back in 1996. And then there were management roles in Glasgow Museums, Hopetoun House and VisitScotland. But that was many moons ago: fast forward a few years, and I’ve given up the day job and started painting full time.
We all need a little beauty in our lives
Living in Scotland at the edge of scenic and peaceful Loch Lomond National Park, I see beauty pretty much every day. And one of the reasons I seek out beautiful scenes to paint is that I believe we all need a little beauty in our lives – and painting allows me to share the beauty I find with others.
The strong sunlight we get here in Scotland, whether in summer or winter, creates beautiful effects and it’s fascinating to see how much colour there can be in shadows and light. So when the sun comes out, off I go with my camera, taking pictures that I turn into paintings, sometimes representative, sometimes semi-abstract, back in my studio.
People seem to like my work, and frequently tell me they love the vibrant colours, the textures and the mood created - and that makes me happy because I love sharing the moody beauty of Scottish landscapes and skies
I’m proud to say that I was awarded a certificate of Special Recognition from the online Gallery 'Light Space and Time', a Bronze Award in an international web art competition and a Runners Up Award in an online challenge to paint a seascape. Also several of my works are in private collections in Scotland, Cumbria, London, Brussels, Los Angeles and New Zealand.