I have always loved painting but it was not until I took early retirement from Primary School teaching that I was able to concentrate on it. I joined the Madainn group run by Carol Taylor MA RCA and found a new freedom of expression working in a wide variety of media over the 7 year period. During that time and since I also attended many courses at Leith School of Art.
My inspiration comes mainly from the natural world – looking at aspects which are sometimes ignored or overlooked. The ‘There is Beauty in the Grass Verge’ series being a case in point – we pass them by without a glance.
Serendipity plays a large part in my work – happy accidents are a joy – they send me off on new exciting directions! Much of my work is mixed media as I love texture and I am experimenting with various printmaking techniques.