My aim is to create fresh and energetic drawings of the natural world through direct and immediate mark making. Both sensitive and visceral, I want my drawings to capture fleeting moments and experiences in nature. I mostly work outside, focussing on the things that capture my attention within landscape and the wildlife that inhabits it.

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I was lucky enough to stay on the Isle of May (Firth of Forth) for a week in April 2018. See my blog to find out more.

I was lucky enough to stay on the Isle of May (Firth of Forth) for a week in April 2018. See my blog to find out more.

Artist's Statement......

My work is drawn directly from my observations and experiences of the natural world.

When I'm outdoors I experience a sense of freedom from the constraints of daily life. I feel refreshed and energised by what's around me. I'm constantly delighted by things I see in nature: it's wild, untamed and beautiful.

The things I see are often moving, changing, appearing and disappearing. It is the beauty of these fleeting moments that I want to capture in my work, expressed through immediate and intuitive mark making. 

I enjoy the challenges of drawing outdoors, in all weather, and I think these experiences can greatly enhance the energy of the work.  Sometimes this work becomes a finished piece in its own right.  Other times, I  develop it into a painting or drawing on a larger scale in the studio.

When I am drawing and painting I am totally absorbed in the moment, which is why I love it so much.

C.V

  • Work selected for ‘The Edinburgh Art Book’, BENNETT, E.,ed. The Edinburgh Art Book, UIT/ Green Books, Cambridge, June 2019

  • Found Gallery, Dunbar, Spring 2019

  • Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh, Spring 2019

  • Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London, October 2018

  • Bursary Winner (Society of Wildlife Artists) John Busby Seabird Drawing Course, Summer 2018

  • ArtWalk Porty, Portobello, Autumn 2018

  • Found Gallery, Dunbar, Summer 2018

  • Field Trip to Isle of May, Spring 2018

  • Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London, October 2017

  • Number Four Gallery, St Abbs, Eyemouth, 2017-2018

  • Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh, September 2017-2018

  • Field Trips to Isle of May and Shaint Isles, Spring 2017

  • Primary and Secondary Art and Design Teacher, East Lothian (2004-2016)

  • Teaching Degree in Art and Design from Edinburgh University, Moray House 2004

  • Teaching Art to and Supporting people with Learning Disabilities, 1998-2003

  • Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1998.

  • I live in Edinburgh with my husband and two children.