I studied textile design at Manchester Polytechnic. I taught part time over the next few years and gradually made the transition to painting during that time. I have exhibited regularly with galleries in the U.K.
I was elected a member of the RSW in 1998 and have exhibited in many open exhibitions including The Royal Watercolour Society, The Royal Glasgow Institute, and The Royal Scottish Academy.
My work is in the private collections of The Irish Management Institute, Maclay Murray and Spens, Edinburgh Fund Managers, and Callscan Ltd.
Awards include Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition Daler Rowney Award First Prize-1994
Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition The Artist Award-1997
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours Glasgow Arts Club Fellowship-1999
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours Scottish Arts Club Award 2001
Royal Scottish Academy N.S. MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award 1999