I grew up just outside Stirling in Scotland, and my husband and I emigrated to Nova Scotia in 2013, looking for a more relaxed, rural lifestyle. We found it here on the North Mountain in the Annapolis Valley, where I’m always inspired by the landscape around me; farms, fishing villages, coastlines and forests.
I have always enjoyed painting and drawing but only made the decision to make art my career recently (back in Scotland I worked as Fingerprint Expert!). I take inspiration from my environment and, moving here, have discovered the wonder of total dark and silence at night, and open landscape punctuated with the occasional house or barn. The theme of silence, of stillness, of calm, is one that runs through all of my work, and I hope that anyone viewing it can enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility.