I live and study in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Since I was a child I have enjoyed making things. This included dress making, knitting, soft toy making and wood turning during my teenage years. At University I studied Chemical Engineering and my first career was as a process engineer, followed by one as a management information analyst.
While working I kept up with practising art and crafts in evening classes and short courses; these included fine art classes, picture framing, woodworking, print making, metalsmithing and bookbinding. Since 2012 I have volunteered with the RNIB, assisting at art groups for the visually impaired.
After leaving my last job a couple of years ago, I am now following my heart and am training as an artist.
I am currently studying an NC in Art & Design at Edinburgh College. The course covers various aspects of art using a mix of digital art and traditional drawing skills. I am enjoying the different areas of the course and investigating the different possibilities available. I have been trying out digital art for the first time and, having got to grips with Photoshop and using a graphics tablet, am exploring the diverse possibilities of this art form. I am in my element as I like learning and exploring new skills.