I love the adaptability and fluidity of painting, each image is a new adventure in mark making. I am inspired by my enverioment and other people as well as all the in-between moments in life, the bits we can't articulate easily or share simply. I feel most connected to work which helps me to explore a thought or a feeling. I love the connections people share and find the human figure an endlessly beautiful drawing and painting subject.
The building works are the tenements I grew up in, like my family before me. I love the historic relationship of the buildings, having housed so many from travellers from afar to long time Edinburgh locals for many years. Next time you walk into an Edinburgh tenement take note of the dips in the internal stairs where the repetition from tread have warn away the stone work, from petticoats to trainers there is a shared experience with the past daily.