"Line, scale, colour and repetition are at the core of my method, tempered by a decorative quality to the finished work. I aim to instil a piece with a feel and atmosphere, where the juxtaposition of colour can evoke opposites, whether harmonious or jarring.
I use many different techniques to create a finished print. The first part of the process is to gather my ideas and images, which consist of photographs, sketches, drawings, paintings and colour swatches done on site or back in the studio, in a variety of media including pastel, watercolour, pen and ink, charcoal and graphite. Then experimenting photographically and digitally I scan them, paring some back to simple shapes and tones, textures and colours, before building them up again in layers of varying opacity, essentially creating a multi-layered, mixed media, digital collage. My process is ever evolving.
I aim to capture hidden glimpses and to evoke memories and associations of place and time and to therefore create a landscape of impression and emotion. The emptiness and scale, both inland on the moors and hills, and on the coast, or conversely, the more intimate areas of woodlands and rivers in the Borders are a constant source of material."

Justine is originally from London where she started her training at Camberwell College of Art studying Decorative Arts, specialising in textiles. From there she progressed to Edinburgh College of Art to join the Fine Art Printmaking Department, where she was trained in etching, lithography, screen printing and photography. Hers was the first year group who studied computer imagery, technology and digital manipulation as part of their course work, alongside the traditional techniques, and Justine believes that this has opened up many new and interesting opportunities for printmakers.
She now lives and works in the Scottish Borders.
Exhibiting Galleries
  • The White Fox Gallery, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
  • Allanbank Arts, Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
  • The Gallery, Melrose, Scottish Borders
  • The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh
  • Dancing Light Gallery, Whitmuir, Lamancha, West Linton
  • Number Four Gallery, St Abbs, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
  • The Found Gallery, Dunbar, East Lothian

  • Untraced Stories with Esther Donaldson and Rosy Barnes, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
  • A Winter's Glow II, Mixed Winter Show, White Fox Gallery, Coldstream, Scottish Borders
  • Landscapes Reconfigured, joint exhibition with Liz Hardy, Allanbank Arts, Duns, Scottish Borders
  • Borders Art Fair, with Allanbank Arts
  • Borders Art Fair, with the White Fox Gallery
  • Spring Thy Name is Colour, Mixed Show, Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh
  • Art@Ancrum, Ancrum, Scottish Borders
  • Allanbank Arts Affordable Art Sale, Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
  • Contemporary Borders, joint exhibition, Old Gala House, Galashiels, Scottish Borders
  • Allanbank Arts Open Exhibition, Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
  • Turning a New Leaf, Mixed Spring Show, White Fox Gallery, Coldstream, Scottish Borders
  • Winter Exhibition, Mixed Show, White Fox Gallery, Coldstream, Scottish Borders
  • Solo Exhibition, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles, Scottish Borders
  • Vista, Solo Exhibition, Coldstream Museum, Coldstream, Scottish Borders
  • Perennial Pathways, Solo Exhibition, The Pringle Room, Old Gala House, Galashiels, Scottish Borders
  • The Stonewall Gallery Summer Exhibition, Preston, Berwickshire
  • Solo Exhibition at Eyemouth Museum, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
  • In the Garden, Exhibition, Coldstream Gallery, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
  • Solo Exhibition, The Hayloft Gallery, Paxton House, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
  • The Smokehouse Gallery Winter Exhibition, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders


Upcoming exhibition at The White Fox Gallery, Coldstream, Scottish Borders, May-July 2022, Spring to Summer, mixed exhibition
Upcoming exhibition at Allanbank Arts, Scottish Borders, June 2022, Explorations, with Liz Hardy
In 2018 I became a partner and tutor at Allanbank Arts, Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders
Spotlight Printmaker at The Stone Wall Gallery Summer Exhibition 2015
Please click to see The Stone Wall piece about me
A piece about me by The Found Gallery, Dunbar
From August until mid November 2015 I have work on hire to the BBC for a new four part drama that they are filming called 'One of Us'

I am a member of:

Visual Arts Scotland
Society of Scottish Artists
Scottish Artists Union
Crossing Borders