Throughout my adult life I have sought to go willingly into the unknown. This is a continual struggle to recognise that embracing my own vulnerabilities allows me to fully release my imagination.
I don’t know where my life, or my work, will take me. Like my paintings and collage, sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes things are in complete 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 disordering necessary to allow ourselves to see what is possible?
I simply try to listen. I 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 piece of work 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 primarily with textiles, but drastically changed my practice upon my move to the UK in 2009, with a shift towards incorporating mixed media within my art. In 2017 after taking a course at the Glasgow School of Art I began painting.
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. Theater Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA
2020 Exploring Abstraction, on-line course with Jenny Nelson
2020 Drawing with Paint, workshop with Elaine Speirsme, Edinburgh, UK
2017 Explorations in Abstraction, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow UK
2008 Fashion as Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2018 Forth Valley Open Studios
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