Born and raised in Scotland, art was one of my first loves, but I took a more academic path at first, focusing on science and spending my 20s as a Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy. On leaving the Royal Navy I went back to my creative roots, initially working as a chef before returning to university to study for a Diploma in Art and then a BA in Textiles.
Textile thinking informs much of my work, and I love to play with alternative materials, combining these with traditional techniques. At the core of my work is a fascination with light and shadow, and I seek out materials and processes that capture these elements. For me, light and shadow are symbiotic and there is true beauty to be found in the shadows.
I now live in North Wales with my husband, toddler son and dog, juggling motherhood, art and making, all while renovating our house.