My work has its influence in both my Scottish and East European roots. It is a series of fragments or “criomagan”, and icons, reflecting memories both visual and written. With a family interest in the Gaelic oral tradition and the Gaelic written word, combined with a direct visual reference to the power and beauty of the isolated Scottish Highland landscape, my work is an expressive interpretation of my surroundings. My visual language has developed into an interest in texture and combines printmaking techniques, fabrics and the expressiveness of painting to produce Scottish icons.
Exhibited internationally and in UK since 1994. Includes: SSA (Society of Scottish Artists), Printmakers Council of GB, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Abroad: group shows in Finland, Germany, France, Hungary, Austria. Private collections: work in Singapore, S Africa, America, China, UK.
Lecturer/educator in Art and Design in Further Education and schools in UK, USA, Germany for 14 years.
National examination assessor for Art and Design.
1990 PGCE Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Art and Design)
1984 BA (Hons) Edinburgh College of Art, School of Drawing and Painting
Most important awards/ symposiums
Since 2002 international symposiums
2004 Odessa, Ukraine – 2 person show – Maritime Gallery
2002– 2004 “An Leabhar Mor” – Millenium Book of Kells – invited artist
1999 RSA (Royal Scottish Academy) – invited artist
1983 Edinburgh College of Art – landscape prize