How it all started...
From the age of ten I would go round auctions during school holidays with my Art Dealer dad. As my interest grew, he would send me off to bid for Victorian oil paintings along with a mobile phone the size of a brick
I left the North East of England to complete a Masters degree in Social Sciences at Edinburgh but was drawn back to the art world to a foundation course at Leith School of Art, continuing on to Glasgow School of Art to study Fine Art
After studying, I worked for digital agency Whitespace, then a small start-up. I cut my teeth on coding before moving into Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). During my lunch hour I developed a passion for researching and buying prints with a particular interest in British Pop Art of the 1960s and 70s
Three children later I needed to work flexibly and in 2009 set up both ModernPrints.co.uk and an SEO agency from home. In the end my love of beautiful prints won, and since 2012 I've concentrated on selling carefully sourced, honestly described original prints by bankable artists at affordable prices – with the 'safety net' of free shipping and returns to increase confidence in buying online
In 2016 ModernPrints.co.uk moved to Summerhall, the heart of Edinburgh's creative/tech community, where we welcome viewings by appointment