I am an artist, freelance illustrator, musician and art teacher from Ullapool, in the Scottish Highlands. I studied Visual Communication, specialising in Illustration, at the Glasgow School of Art receiving a BA (Hons) degree. I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education for Secondary Art Teaching in 2014 from the University of Glasgow and since then I have taught at both Secondary and Primary level Art and Design. I like working with texture, colour and line, often creating abstract imagery. I have an affinity with the Scottish landscape, especially the Highlands, and try to depict this is my art work. I regularly teach art within the community in the form of evening classes, one off workshops and one to one lessons.
I have been making music since as long as I can remember writing my first 'album' at 7 years old! I was brought up with traditional music and many of my earliest memories are hearing music sessions going on in my house. I attended my first Feis aged 8 and went to almost all of these whilst I was in Primary and Secondary school. I successfully auditioned for the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and spent my 6th year at school there. I have been playing gigs regularly and making music ever since. I often tutor at both the junior and senior Feis Rois residential weeks and I am a music tutor for the Youth Music Initiative, I currently run the Arch Inn Sunday session with my good friend Mairearad and play regularly for ceilidhs. I will be releasing my first album in December.
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