I studied Art and Design at Edinburgh College of Art and am currently working as an Art teacher. I was short-listed for the Pebeo art prize in 2019 and am currently short-listed for the Castle Gate Art prize. I had my first solo exhibition in 2019 at the church Street Gallery in Saffron Walden. Painting is my passion and I enjoy painting landscapes, portraits and still-life. Colour and texture are huge elements in my compositions and my paintings explore space and depth. I think the viewer should always feel as though they can step into one of my landscapes. I underpaint each canvass in colours that will communicate the ambience I seek to evoke as the painting develops. I am happy working on any scale but love to create large scale ‘showstoppers’.