I live and work on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland - a speck amidst a chain of islands on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
To dwell in such a place, where the forces and cycles of nature are extreme, is both inspiring and humbling. Nature here is dictator, rhythm setter and provider despite our technological advancements.
I work creatively with natural phenomena, taking my inspiration from the complexity, strength and beauty of the oceans and wild lands.
Appreciating the knowledge, skills and culture of the people who dwell in these places is part of this process. However, my work is from the perspective that humans are not central but merely part of these naturally occurring systems and cycles that are complex, integrated and vast.
2011-2016 BA with First-class Honours in Fine Art, The University of Highlands and Islands, Moray College, Elgin.
1996-1998 Social Anthropology MSc, The University of Edinburgh.
1988-1992 History of Art/English MA Honours, The University of Aberdeen.
2017 Murmur, 5 August - 10 September - An Talla Solais, Ullapool.
RSA Open Exhibition, 22 July - 1 October, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh.
2017 Oirthir - the edge of the land, April - May - An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
2017 Elemental, 14 January - 25 February - Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Art Gallery, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides.
2016 FLY, 3 - 27 December - Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh.
2015 Vibrant Matter - Focal Exhibition, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Art Gallery, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides.
2013 Between the Tides - Uist Arts Association Annual Exhibition, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides.
2012 Ways of Seeing - Uist Arts Association Annual Exhibition, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides.
2013-15 Chair, Board of Trustees, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides.
2016 Shortlisted for Visual Arts Scotland's Graduate Showcase, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2010-present Visual Artist
Sole Trader– The Birlinn Yarn Company
2004-2010 Arts Development Officer, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Outer Hebrides.
2004 Marketing Development Officer, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides.
2002-2004 Freelance Cultural Research & Project Co-ordinator.
1999-2003 National Co-ordinator, Initiative at the Edge, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Inverness.
1998-1999 Freelance Cultural Research & Project Co-ordinator.
1994-1999 PA to Director & International Research/Project Co-ordinator, The FruitMarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
1992-93 Free-lance English Teacher, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ranch Hand, La Higuera Estancia, Corrientes, Argentina.
1987-1988 English Teacher, Institut Seni Indonesia (Fine Arts Institute of Indonesian), Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.