I am an artist, illustrator and educator. I run creative workshops for all ages and, for many years, worked as a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, in Dundee, Scotland. I now teach at Edinburgh College of art and Leith School of Art and make art in my studio at Albion Business Centre in Edinburgh.
Passionate in my desire to forge relationships between images and poetry, in particular, I create paintings and assemblages in 2 and 3D, often in collaboration with writers, poets and other artists, or to commission and also exhibit regularly. Underpinning all of my work is the joy of making things, of handling materials and responding to their unique qualities and capabilities.
Publications have included ‘Room to Rhyme’ (2004) a lavishly illustrated edition of the text of a speech given by the poet, Seamus Heaney, “a place where thought happens…” (2006) an Artist’s Book with poet, Larry Butler and jewellery designer, Teena Ramsay and “For A’ That” (2009) an anthology of contemporary writing made in response to Robert Burns, with contributions from Janice Galloway, Kirsty Gunn, Bill Manhire, DBC Pierre and others.