I trained as a textile designer and set up and ran my own print studio for 15 years, running education classes and outreach programmes. I’ve enjoyed teaching in community projects and HE and FE colleges for over 20 years across many creative disciplines.
Working freelance with design agencies, theatres, interior designers and artists on many wide ranging projects, commissions and installations. I’ve been lucky enough to continually expand my own practice, meet interesting collaborators and employers who’ve influenced my creative direction, pushed my own boundaries and challenged my use and knowledge of materials, techniques and processes. Simply working as a designer/artist/educator everyday is an employment highlight.
My greatest achievement
Continuing to investigate and explore my own creative processes while teaching, tutoring, having a family and all the many challenges that life brings. Recent highlights have been commissioned work from Collect Scotland to create large scale textiles for a three month exhibition at The Lighthouse, Glasgow; selected limited edition screen print for Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop’s 50th Anniversary archive.
Students inspire me and share new ideas and artists regularly which is one of the joys of working in education. I really enjoy researching artists and designers from across the art and design disciplines, both contemporary and historic, often finding ideas for new work or use of media and techniques. Natural environment, shadows, plants and urban textures, as well as anything Japanese, inspire my own creative practice.