Fiona Stirling is an artist and mother. Since beginning her PhD, she has been researching into the impact of time and space on the paintings of contemporary mid-life women artists. She investigates this theme by making paintings and exploring the work of other female artists. Alongside her practice, Fiona works as an educator, managing the Foundation art course and teaching on the BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting degree at St Helens College. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and is actively involved in the wider discussion around this area.