Living and working in Edinburgh's New Town, my work is mainly inspired by the surrounding Georgian architecture.

Experimenting with different materials and techniques, I’m always looking for new and surprising effects and combinations. I follow no rules regarding materials or mediums - mixing and layering pastels, acrylics, inks, watercolour, crayon and printing ink - drawing with pencil, stick or brush - whatever the composition needs next. A collector of old books and maps, wherever possible, I use relevant texts and images, to create ‘building portraits’, which have a literary as well as visual story.  Adding a layer of hot wax to give transparency to the finished piece adds a final element of surprise and chance – I never know which layers or details are going to be revealed, which piece a disappointment or joy…