About the artist

I have my studio in Ardgour, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, in Scotland, looking across the loch to the slopes of Ben Nevis. Married to a wildlife biologist, I have lived in the area for 16 years. Largely self-taught, I have been painting for many years, although have only relatively recently started to exhibit more widely.

I specialise in wildlife and sporting studies as well as pictures of other aspects of country or farm- life. Working chiefly in pastels, charcoal or pen and ink, my work features detailed studies of red deer, roe deer, eagles, seabirds and other local wildlife as well as stalking scenes (game birds, stalking ponies) and studies of domestic animals (sheep, cattle, horses as well as dogs and cats).

Wildlife from overseas (in particular African antelope and big cats) are also a tremendous passion. My style focuses on capturing the essential nature of the animals themselves; landscapes or contexts are in consequence often stylised or kept to a minimum in order to emphasise the character of the animals portrayed.

A number of my "models" are from amongst my own animals - my husband and I keep sheep and goats, as well as 6 dogs, chickens, peafowl and various other outdoor fur and fowl. Even indoors, my work space is home to rabbits, guinea pigs, budgies . . . as well as two of the resident German Shorthaired pointers, which are continually trying to help!

I now exhibit regularly in a number of local galleries and exhibitions within the Scottish Highlands as well as at my own small gallery in Ardgour. Original work is always available for sale, and I am also very happy to discuss specific commissions (of particular species of wildlife, or perhaps of a favourite pet).

To ask about such commissions please use the form at "Contact Me"