After graduating from Glasgow School of Art I worked for a number of years in the art world in London. I went on to further study interior decoration at the Inchbald School of Design in Chelsea. I have since returned to Scotland where I grew up, living and working in Edinburgh as a painter and printmaker.
As I spent a lot of time in the countryside as a child I’ve always had a strong love and respect for nature; both wild landscapes untouched by man and the animals that live there. In my landscapes I strive to capture the atmosphere of a place in that moment of time – to find the balance of realistic form with my own imagination. As Paul Cezanne said, ”An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all.” And the challenge is to capture those feelings in paint. Most of my recent work is figurative and I am exploring the memories of childhood by drawing from childhood objects. Children’s toys, miniature objects that might be found in a dollshouse and items of children’s furniture or clothing.
I’m concentrating on producing my own work for exhibitions and undertaking private commissions. If you would like to commission a painting or original print from me then please get in touch on my contact page. My commissions have been variable so far and I’m happy to discuss any ideas.
When I paint I enjoy the fluidity and vibrancy of watercolour, ink and goache. I attend regular life drawing classes in Edinburgh to draw the nude figure and it always feels like a privilege to have this opportunity to hone my drawing skills. I also produce prints for experimenting with ideas and the process often reveals unexpected results. I have just joined Edinburgh Printmakers to make my intaglio prints.
I mostly work directly from life, reference material, my own sketches done on site and sometimes my own photographs.
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London 7-10th November 2019
Macmillan Art Show Edinburgh, 7-10th November 2019
Art & Anatomy Exhibition at the Anatomical Museum, Teviot Place Edinburgh University August 26-30th 2019
Exploring Print, The Orchard, Edinburgh 2nd April -26th May 2019
Threads Exhibition at the Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh 6-16th March 2019 – exhibited ‘All that’s left behind‘ and untitled print
Hidden Door Christmas Art Fundraiser December 2018
Landscape painting sold to private collection in Basel, Switzerland August 2018
Charity Art Auction in support of Maggie’s at the Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh on Tuesday 1st May – Donated ‘Misty Mountain’ oil on canvas
Threads Exhibition at the Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh 13-24th March 2018 – Sold ‘We Walk Alone’ original watercolour
Scots in London exhibition – December 2005
Haddington Festival – Winner of the Doris Ann Goodchild Award for the most promising young artist