Artist Statement

Inspiration recently has come from challenges involving research and discovery. I’ve delved into Scottish poetry, ancient myths, the jute industry of Dundee and, I’m currently finding all about the names given to paint colours, the 19th century Scottish whaling industry and the poetry of Gerda Stevenson.

My current technical challenge is attempting to make a kind of bas-relief effect with my work, using metal constructs on posts to elevate certain areas of a piece of art. It sometimes means thinking three steps ahead of the game but then, I do enjoy a challenge.