I was educated at the Glasgow School of Art, (BA First Class and MA) and initially worked as an illustrator for, among others, BBC Scotland, Gaelic Children's TV, Scotland on Sunday and Canongate Press. I lectured part-time at the Glasgow School of Art and designed theatre posters for 7.84 & Tag, while also doing theatre sets and costumes for Wildcat and Halaballoo. Then, I took a break in the late 1980's and travelled extensively in Kenya, Asia and Australia- where I transformed my illustration skills into fine art collage paintings.
In 1995, I moved to Tain in the Highlands of Scotland, which is a great base for my landscape and bird paintings. By using an interesting mixed media technique, my work has been described as: “stunning landscapes of birds and animals, beautifully evocative, tactile and thoroughly magical. They have a sense of place and time that is beyond their subject and a spirit that renders them magnetic.