1983—1985 Worked as a design assistant in the Natural History department of the Royal Scottish Museum (now National Museum of Scotland) in Edinburgh.
1985—1987 Employed by Midlothian District Council to design an interpretive display for Vogrie Country Park and House.
1987—1990 Employed as a training materials designer for The Scout Association.
Following a career break while her children were young, interspersed with the occasional freelance commission, she returned to painting in 2000 whilst working part-time as a Teaching Assistant at the local school.
Past commissions have included work for The Scout Association, BBC Scotland, George Waterston’s ( Edinburgh), Eagle Homes ( Aberdeen) and The British Pteridological Society.