Originally from Matlock in Derbyshire, I studied Three Dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University.  After three years working as a puppet maker and performer, I moved to Edinburgh in 1994 and spent the next fifteen years developing a practice combining art with a community development approach, working with marginalised communities throughout Central Scotland.

In 2008 I set up my studio in Edinburgh’s St. Margaret’s House to focus on drawing and began to develop a body of work inspired by trees.

Since 2009 I have exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Scotland and beyond.  I am currently working on ‘Tree Stories’, an Arts Council England funded project in Sheffield and Derbyshire examining tree carving and graffiti.

I am a member of the Society of Scottish Artists.

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  • Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education, University of Edinburgh 1996-97
  • BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, Wood, Metal, Ceramics, Manchester Metropolitan University 1987-90
  • Art & Design Foundation, Chesterfield FE College1986-87