Artist Statement

For many years now my inspiration has been the valley of Glengairn in rural Aberdeenshire, a place of spectacular beauty. The marks, scars and patterns left on the hillsides by generations of crofters and landowners I interpret using drawing, painting and textiles.

Information from old maps has given my more recent work a different direction and further insights into the structure of the land. Interpreting the mood, colour and atmosphere of Scotland’s wild places, however, remains my true obsession.

I started as a painter but discovered a passion for textiles through my years of teaching. I was a former member of the 62 Group and past Chairman of both the Textile Study Group and EDGE textile artists scotland.