I gained a teaching qualification in the 1970's after completing my course in Dundee but only taught in Secondary schools for one year. I also have a City and Guilds qualification teaching adults in further education and have initiated several art groups in Norway, Wales and France and speak french fluently.
After gaining a Diploma in Textile Design in the 1970's at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee,I started painting. Living in various countries and meeting people of different nationalities has been a huge influence on my outlook on life and art. I enjoy painting many subjects using different techniques and mediums. Having settled in Wiltshire in September 2009,I'm enjoying getting involved in the local art scene. I am a member of the Winterslow art group, the Wallop artists, "Artlook" , the Guild of Aviation artists, the Army Art Society and the Society of Floral Painters.
I exhibit regularily in the South of England.
Highcliffe Castle, nr. Christchurch, February 2013
Mottisfont gallery (National Trust "Open Water") October/November 2012
Hampshire Open Studios, September 2012
The Mall galleries, London, July 2012 (Guild of Aviation Artists)
The Mall Galleries, London, July 2011 ( Guild of Aviation Artists)
The King's Arms, Lockerley, Hampshire.(ongoing)
Heale Garden cafe, Woodford valley, 2010 - 2012
Lectoure, Gers , S.W. France in August 2008.
My paintings have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions in Scotland,Germany,Wales and France.
The Bonham Trophy - Guild of Aviation Artists; September 2010 at the Fleet Air Arms museum in Yeovilton.
Acrylics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oils, Watercolour
Aircraft, Animals, Buildings, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Impressionism, Landscape, Life Drawing, Portrait, Pyrography, Seascapes and Water, Still Life, Wild Flowers