About my art:
People and animals. Colour and imagination.
I paint semi-realistic figures and also figures purely from imagination. When I draw from imagination, I love the total freedom in choosing forms and colours. When I paint from photo references, I enjoy attempting to achieve a realistic figure, although I often use imaginative colours to do this.
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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