I was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada while very young. Now I live in beautiful BC where Interior design has been my main occupation.
I am a self-taught alcohol ink artist. Initially, I worked with other artistic media such as watercolor and papermaking. After that, I made the happy discovery that alcohol ink is, to me, the most captivating of all. I often describe it as being alive due to its dynamic and interactive nature.
Often I begin the process with a preconceived idea of the outcome. Due to the characteristics and fluidity of this medium, it tends to morph into what it wants to become. The process involves a balance of control and abandon, a play between the intentional and incidental. Some of my favorite pieces are the ones the ink has dictated, with me as a mere facilitator.
The transcendent aspect of nature has a strong impact on my work. Much time is spent contemplating the beauty of nature. My aim is not to reproduce but to see beyond into the essence or spirit. It is my sincere desire is to inspire and uplift others.