Aileen graduated in sculpture and drawing from Edinburgh College of Art (Edinburgh University). Following a post graduate year, she joined the Sculpture School staff. Her teaching experience is extensive, from first year to post graduate; teaching drawing a specialisation. After 30 years as a lecturer, she now works full time in her studio and is a professional member of the SSA.
Aileen has exhibited sculpture and drawing widely including: the Economist Plaza, London; the Marioka Hashimoto Museum in Japan; the Kokkola museum, Finland.
She has won several prizes and is in collections in Europe and Scotland.