I have lived in rural Angus for 35 years. My art practice is shaped by the history, archaeology and landscape of place and the relationship between people, location, community and identity both in the past and present.
I trained as a painter at Glasgow School of Art but now work with a variety of media; paint, clay, printmaking, photography, found objects, installation, book making and writing, often working in partnership with community education and schools, healthcare professionals, museums and art galleries.
Walking, observing and gathering form the initial framework for my work where I explore the ecology of place. By overlaying the many things within the landscape; plants, animals, history and land use with the stories, conversations, emotions and memory of its inhabitants, I attempt to add meaning to a place by offering ways to become conscious of the multiple layers of understanding within the present.
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