My art has been influenced by the ever changing aspects of light and shadow and I have portrayed these in various themes such as bullfights, horses and flowers. My painting technique is also deeply influenced by Gauguin, Hopper and Picasso.
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I was born in Scotland, and from childhood I enjoyed drawing and sketching. Later I studied Art and French at a Collegiate of Leeds University before moving to the South of France where I lived with my husband and three children for over thirty years.
For 13 years I lived in Arles. Its close proximity to the Camargue gave me great scope to develop my painting of bulls and horses. Painting animals is still my forte and has formed the bulk of my artwork at various exhibitions. Whilst in Arles, I also became fascinated by the many outdoor cafes and weekly markets and added these colourful topics to my range of art.
We later moved to Marseille where I began to paint a series of horses called “La Cavalcade”.
Each summer we would come to the North of Scotland for holidays to get away from the heat of the South. The light was so much purer creating many different tones and values compared to the South of France. I was captivated!! And so in 2014 we made the big decision to come and live permanently in the Highlands.
In 2016 I founded Wee Artists in Inverness and also teach in collaboration with Cash For Kids for their Hands on Art Project for children in and around the Moray Firth.
I am very happy to be living in such a wonderful part of the world where each season offers refreshing challenges.