Having trained as an artist in the early eighties and exploring many different media throughout a five year period at college and university, I settled into being self-employed at a young age in the graphic design and print field.
I come from a hugely creative and encouraging family, and have been inspired through study of great artists such as Henri Matisse and Howard Hodgkin.
Always excited about colour, pattern, texture and form I found myself attracted to the reparative qualities that art has on the soul, its importance in overall wellbeing. In 2004 I retrained at Masters’ level to study art psychotherapeutic practice and was employed for over ten years in complex mental health settings using this qualification.
I relocated to the stunning Mull of Galloway in 2016 to concentrate on developing my art practice in the field of fibre arts and felt making whilst also developing community workshop teaching and arts for wellbeing within my community.
I remain a state registered art psychotherapist.