I live and work in the Borders as a storyteller and artist. My working journey of 40 years has taken me through stone carving, public art and the heritage industry, community art, museum education, back to painting and drawing, with storytelling - a golden thread running through all, and a gift from childhood.
A community-based educator, I love working creatively with people of all ages and abilities both visually and through the magical realm of storytelling. I tell stories from our own rich heritage and abroad - sometimes I make up my own - tailoring storytelling appropriately to my audience. Whatever the subject or place, it is my pleasure to conjure an engaging atmosphere of unbounded imagination, knowing that neither age nor ability are barriers to enjoying a good story well told.
Events have included schools, museums, galleries, historic houses, residences and festivals. I regularly tell at Beyond Borders festival and at Traquair House events. I currently lead a two-year outdoor based community engagement project at Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott.
Published work includes:
- Mobile App: Scotland Starts Here - audio (2019)
- Artwork - Tweed Rivers - Pocket Book/Luath Press (2005)
- Stories retold in volumes 2, 3 and 4 of The Wilsons Tales project (2015-17)