Born Clarkston, Glasgow, educated Eastwood High School with Art among the Highers gained in the final year.
While studying for a Secretarial Diploma took a temporary summer job at the BBC and when asked to stay, the Diploma Course was abandoned.
After six years in Radio Features, moved to Television as Film Editor. A move to Drama Department followed, as Production Manager, Department Manager, Director and Producer.
Since retiring, picked up the brushes again, joined Bearsden and Milngavie Art Clubs, and GSWA since 2002. Also works as tour guide at GoMA.