visual artist | outdoor facilitator
As an outdoor visual and walking artist and outdoor education practitioner based in Fort William, Lochaber, Highlands, I encourage social engagement through my project work. I host walking events and outdoor experiences to support community groups to engage with the outdoors as a way to expand thought and bring communities together.
Through accessible and inclusive workshops and participatory events, dialogue and knowledge is exchanged and experience is shared making the art relevant to the participants.
Through my work I weave in themes of ecology, wilderness, gender, self awareness and collaboration in order to increase wellbeing and connect communities to each other and to place.
Studying painting at Edinburgh College of Art and then spending several years working as a qualified outdoor education practitioner and Mountain Leader, I have resolved to focus my work on outdoor place-based exploratory research and interactive events, although I also continue to paint and exhibit work in more formal gallery settings.