Art for me is a vital expression of Idea and Self: snippits of time recorded and recoded symbolically.
The creative process is finding form through a poetry of place and an expression of time. I tutor youngsters and adults alike, we are not that different, we all seek freshness and feel an urge to try new things. Remember: we are all free to Art the way we want.
I love the freedom.
I have been practising as a Freelance Artist and Tutor since finishing Art School , gaining a Master's in Fine Art in 2003. Professionally I specialise in developing children's creativity, teaching tradtional drawing skills for the Edinburgh Drawing School. I also lead a weekly community art group in Howgate near the Scottish Borders.
Being a social butterfly myself, l relish collaborative opportunities as well as working solo.
I am truly in my element when painting and drawing in my Scottish garden studio, creating impressionistic and emotive narratives. Love and Loss are recurring themes in my work , and I seek to express communication between self and otherness.
We can only be ourselves .
For me, Art is a way to escape, or to seek refuge, (I have three children and dog ! ) When making a new piece I have a new kind of battle on my hands with fresh puzzles to solve. I see myself as a translator in the language of Art.
Art liberates our true selves.