Lena is a recently retired art teacher who now has time to develop and produce her own unique style of art. Lena studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee specialising in textile design and she uses her design background to add patterns to her work. She works in mixed media using her love of colour and nature to create unusual one off pieces.Lena uses a ground of brusho for backgrounds of intense colours which are individual in each case as the media allows little controlon the effects it produces. In contrast to this images are then drawn with pen and ink in a precise and controlled drawing.Lena has had successful exhibitions at the Meffan, Forfar, The Botanics Dundee. Her penguin “Mr. Sofishticated” raised £4000 for the Maggie Centre at auction in 2018.