I use obsession and repetition within my work to fully explore and resolve my ideas. I use painting and sewing to portray memories from my childhood. There is an intentional naivete to the way I compose and create work, to evoke a sense of play, hope, and understanding. I want to recreate and retell stories and memories of childhood and importance.
In doing so, I turn it into legend, into my own tale to tell. I want to explore the emotions that tie me to these memories, and by painting it, I transform it into something public. Through the outsiders interpretation and understanding, I can shape my work, closing some doors to see through, opening others.
BA (Hons) Painting / Gray’s School of Art / 2014-2018
Alight (VAS Annual Exhibition) / Royal Scottish Academy / Edinburgh
SSA Annual Exhibition / Royal Scottish Academy / Edinburgh
Gray’s School of Art Degree Show / Gray’s School of Art / Aberdeen
Fourth Year Painters / Edinbugh Palette / Edinburgh
Tread Softly / Seventeen Gallery / Aberdeen
Looking Forward / Pentland Fine Art Gallery / Aberdeen
Photography Show / White Space / Gray’s School of Art /
Awards / Funding
Edinburgh Art Shop Prize
Aberdeen City Council Year of Young People Creative Funding