Born 11 July, Middlesbrough.

Moves to Dumfries in south-west Scotland.

Attends Glasgow School of Art, enters the Drawing and Painting Department in the second year. Spends the first term of the third year on a scholarship to Cincinnati University. From there visits Chicago. Spends July 1990 at the Cité Internationale des arts studios in Paris with fellow student Louise McAtee.

Graduates with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Exhibits Red And White Self Portrait in the National Scottish Portrait Exhibition in Edinburgh at the Royal Scottish Academy. Works part time as sessional arts worker and at intermittent invigilation jobs over the next few years while continuing to paint.

Exhibits with fellow participants of the Fuse project at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow. In July receives an Elizabeth Greenshields Award to fund continued painting. In September wins third prize at the Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London. Exhibits for the first time in the Royal Glasgow Institute annual exhibition at the McLellan Galleries, Glasgow. With three other artists takes on a sublet studio at WASPS in King St, Glasgow. Moves into a flat in Patrick, Glasgow with partner Alasdair Wallace.

Exhibits in the Hunting/Observer Art Prize Competition at the Royal College of Art, London in February and at Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April, as well as at the Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour competition in London.

In June exhibits in the BP National Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Also exhibits in the Society of Scottish Artists show at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and again at the Royal Glasgow Institute in Glasgow – continuing to do so regularly.

In January takes part in a group show of Scottish artists with Helen Flockhart, Colin Johnstone, Peter Thomson, Alasdair Wallace and George Wyllie at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in Windmill Street, London. Exhibits Louise in the BP National Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The image is used to advertise the exhibition in magazines and posters displayed in the London underground. Receives a second Elizabeth Greenshields Award. In November has her first solo show, Equilibria, at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London.

Wins a purchase prize in Art Now at the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. Included again in the National Portrait Award competition with Rebecca And Matthew. Is highly commended in the Morrison Scottish Portrait competition at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Has a painting included in the finalists’ exhibition of the Noble Grossart Painting Prize at Glasgow School of Art. A solo show of new work at the Samling Foundation at Dovenest, Windemere.

Exhibits for the first time with the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh in a group show. Again takes part in both the Noble Grossart Prize and the Hunting/Observer Art Prize exhibitions. Second solo show, Traceries, at Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Exhibits twice at Glasgow Print Studio in Publications 1996-Y2K and Painting In Scotland curated by Clare Henry. Travels to Japan to walk sections of the Nakasendo Way. On return travels to Dublin for the show Three Painters at Hallward Gallery with James Hanley and Alasdair Wallace. Feels the effects of her worsening condition but continues to produce work for her third solo show at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Moves to a ground-floor flat in Queen’s Park, Glasgow. Devotes much time and effort to making adaptations. Determined to maintain independence and keep exercising, she explores power-assisted modes of transport such as recumbent tricycles.

Undertakes a residency at the Cromarty Arts Trust on The Black Isle. Represented in Thirty Years Of Printmaking, a survey of Glasgow Print Studio’s output at Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow. Fourth solo show, Kimono, at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London.

Fifth solo show at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Dimensions, showing a renewed interest in sculpture.

Pursues further sculptural developments and begins casting her work in bronze at Powderhall foundry in Edinburgh. Has a solo show of paintings and sculptures at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh. Deterioration in her condition prompts a move to a more accessible WASPS studio building in Dennistoun Glasgow. Begins series of interviews for ‘Artists’ Lives’, an oral history project by National Life Stories, an independent charitable trust within the British Library Sound Archive.

Has sixth solo show, Paintings and Semi-Reliefs, at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in Charlotte Street, London.

Hires first part-time studio assistant with the help of the government’s Access To Work scheme. Begins work on two more sea fan sculptures to be editioned in bronze

Exhibits at the Royal Glasgow Institute and receives the City Sites Estate Award. Experiments with ‘molecule’ sculptures in wood and polystyrene. Begins experiments in glass sculpture.

Flowers And Molecules to be her seventh and final solo exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London. Acquires a commercial vinyl cutter and begins to produce paintings made using stencils. In August marries Alasdair Wallace. In September develops pneumonia but makes a good recovery after a week in hospital. One of the first stencil paintings is exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute in October. Dies on 11 October at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.