Throughout my adult life I have sought to go willingly into the unknown. This is an ongoing recognition that embracing my own vulnerabilities allows me to fully release my spirit, and in turn, my imagination.
I don’t know where my life, or my work, will take me. Like my paintings sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes relationships are in conflict and yet manage to hang together. Many questions have no final answer. This is the process: to somehow manage to be in the deep end of what is not being seen. Isn’t this where we experience the creative chaos necessary to allow ourselves to see what is possible? Isn't this how we grow? Isn't this how we awaken?
My job as an artist is ultimately to listen. I then respond. I play. I express, hide, repress, awaken, retreat, and express, again. Each mark, each gesture, is intuitive - a moment of experimentation that begets another. Each artwork is the unknown communicating itself into being.
I'm an American/British visual artist who lives and works in Scotland on the site of what was once an 18th century woollen mill. I began my art career over 15 years ago working with textiles, but drastically changed my practice upon my move to the UK in 2009, with a shift towards mixed media and painting, which is now my primary work. My studio, which sits along the Endrick River and within our slightly ramshackle ½ acre vegetable garden, provides a welcome retreat to create work which is informed by the natural process of growth and of the often unruly and strange beauty that exists in our world. I am also a deep rest meditation and restorative yoga teacher.
B. 1964 USA
1999 Certificate in Interior Design, Inchbald School of Design, London, UK
1995 M.Ed, Creative Arts in Learning, Lesley University, Cambridge, USA
1986 B.F.A. Theatre Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA
2017 Explorations in Abstraction, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow UK
2008 Fashion as Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2023 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition
2022 Reverb, Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition
2021 Self Seeded, Forth Valley Open Studios, UK
2018 The Heart Takes a Walk, Forth Valley Open Studios, UK
2015 Fusion Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK
2014 Arctic Resonance with Helen Grove-White, The Music Room, Lancaster, UK
2014 Materiality, Ann Street Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Forth Valley Open Studios, UK
2011 Wrapped Up Gallery 23, Lancaster, UK
2006 French Open, The French Library, Boston, USA
2005 Fort Point Channel Open, C Duell Arts, Boston, USA
2001 Solo Show, Shaw Cramer Gallery Vineyard Haven, USA
Society of Scottish Artists
Visual Arts Scotland
Scottish Artist's Union