I am an artist and psychotherapist currently based in Oxford. I lived and studied in Scotland then migrated to London after completion of postgrad studies in the 80's. My career has been varied and has crossed over the sciences, arts and humanities. I have worked in research in medical and chemical sciences, management consultancy and psychotherapy. All of these cultures have influenced my practice as an artist. My training as an artist has been eclectic and has involved a mix of formal Art School, summer schools and residential courses and workshops. On my return from a six-month sabbatical at Bridge House School of Art in Ullapool, Wester Ross I joined Magdalen Road Art Studios in Oxford in 2012.
My art is based on varied notions of landscapes - both literal and metaphorical. Literal in the sense of the natural landscape and the built environment and metaphorical in the sense of exploring my emotional responses to ideas of home, place an d belonging. I am influenced by architecture and the creative use of space and as a painter am interested in the abstraction of ideas, images and meanings, in which my responses are forms of construction and deconstruction. A recurrent theme in my painting over the last few years has been an exploration of edges, boundaries and frontiers.