I start with colours or lines arranged on the paper surface and then look for images in the patterns.
I often use mixed media techniques, e.g., pen and acrylics, rather than traditional single medium approaches.
I was born and educated in Scotland, studying primate behaviour. I emigrated to New Zealand, where I became a scientific liaison officer and children's author, writing and illustrating stories for children's magazines, such as School Journal (NZ) and Cricket (USA).
In 1990, I returned to the UK to study the anthropology of art. Then I worked in art and design research, designing toys for babies.
From 2012, I concentrated on developing my personal fine art portfolio.
My paintings have been exhibited in one-person shows in Scotland at Gallery 3, in New Zealand at Manurewa City library, and in group exhibitions in Scotland and England.
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