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About Me

I was born and raised in Scotland, came to NYC in 1991 and have

lived in Harlem since 2006. I grew up in a working-class community,

which greatly influences my passion to fight for and seek equality for

all people. My firm belief is, it’s critical to embrace diversity to gain

understanding and acceptance of our differences.

Much of my work reflects this.


Artist Statement

My art school influences were Max Beckmann, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. At the same time, experiencing the art of Mark Rothko at the Tate Gallery in London, left an indelible mark. These early impressions still prevail as I navigate my artistic path merging figurative and abstract painting.

I work with acrylic paint and mixed media to build an abundance of abstract layers, creating a history of opposition while using a multitude of tools that enables me to relinquish control. After a substantial history has been built, the process of figures revealing themselves begins.

I aspire to elicit the viewer's feelings in response to a simple tilt of a head or the gesture of a hand while at the same time leaving mystery for interpretation. Participating in this visual dialogue of adding and subtracting constantly leads me to the question: what needs to be said and what needs to be unsaid? The finished paintings sometimes lean more to abstraction and some are more figurative, none of which is right or wrong. I believe intuition knows what feels right for each individual painting.



1984 - 1985          St Martins School of Art (Foundation Course)

1985 - 1988          Liverpool School of Art (BA Hons Printed Textiles)

2019 - 2022          Creative Visionary Program 

                             (4 consecutive years of a 2 month online Fine Art painting class lead by                                     artist Nicholas Wilton)


Work Experience

1988 - 1997         Worked various jobs as a printed textile designer and art director

1997 - 2019         Art Licensing artist and designer

2019 - Present     Fine artist - my art is in private collections throughout the United States and                               around the world



May - July 2023   Juried Show - Women in the Heights - Women of Substance -

                            Past, Present, Future

May 2023            The Other Art Fair Brooklyn 

August 2023        We’re Outside - Outdoor Group Exhibit in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem,                                    Curated by Fable Jones



July 2023             Art Juice Podcast - Artist Feature Interview with Louise Fletcher

June 2023            Aatonau - Artist Feature

August 2023        The Flying Fruit Bowl - Artist Feature

June 2023           Tap Into Your Creativity with Sandra Felemovicius

                            Youtube  Artist Feature Interview

Nov 2022             No Brush Required Youtube - Artist Feature Interview

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