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Scottish painter of portraits, figures, and still-life, born in Greenock. She studied at *Glasgow School of Art from 1983 to 1988, and like Stephen *Conroy, who was a year ahead of her there, she had achieved substantial success before she completed her postgraduate studies, winning the John Player Portrait Award in 1987. In 1989 she was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, London, to paint a portrait of the Queen Mother.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)