Worked for many years as support worker with Garvald – in all manner workshops & the accommodation and also Capability Scotland – in day centre running workshops. Career break when had children – one daughter born with multiple disabilities & one son, now single parent. Chance meeting with a lovely lady in café introduced me to the Edinburgh Dream Factory based in City of Edinburgh Methodist Church which support social justice enterprises and creative ventures, ran drop-in art workshops with friend and in 2015 they asked if I would like to be their Artist in Residence. I have done 2 open doors days so far and run a few workshops for people as well as painting for exhibitions on social justice issues.
I am self-employed now still using my wee studio in there which I love. Daughter left mainstream schooling in 2016 and I home schooled her, which put stop to art, but she has recently found happiness at new school. I am predominantly a textile based artist, but also like mixing media, acrylics, inks etc. I am self-taught.
My interests are sustaining community groups, the environment both constructed, natural & psychological, climate change, the environment & social justice.
My ‘dream’ is to work with community groups creating art with and for people and giving marginalised groups a voice.