A constant inspiration for my work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their own abode.
I make art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.
09/2000 – present Mixed Media Visual Artist & Web Designer.
Currently setting up a new business at Studio Faire.
Studio Faire will offer creative residencies in the South West of France from 2018.
Grays School of Art, Aberdeen
1998-1999 MA Art & Design
1994-1998 BA (Hons) Design & Craft: Textiles (2:1)
AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS
2011 The Richard Coley Award for Sculpture – Visual Arts Scotland
2008 The Russell Trust Prize – Visual Arts Scotland
2007 Courvoisier The Future 500 in collaboration with The Observer
2007 RSA Ottillie Helen Wallace Prize – Royal Scottish Academy
2006 Sally Schofield Memorial Prize – Visual Arts Scotland
2000 Shell Expro Award – Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Art Gallery
2000 Commendation – Aberdeen Artists
1998 N.S. MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award – The Royal Glasgow Institute
07/2016-present Society of Scottish Artists, Honorary member. Administrator 2012-2016
08/2007-present Visual Arts Scotland, Professional member. Committee member 2007-2010
2015 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh
2014 Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh
2013 & 2012 VAS Professional Member's Exhibitions
2011 RSA Open–The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2010 Close-Knit (solo)–Timespan, Helmsdale Sutherland
2009 The C Word–Craftscotland
2008 How Do I Look In This? (two person, with Susan Cutts)–The Park Gallery, Falkirk
2007 In Residence–Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2006 Open Doors–Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
2004 Insideout–Corridor Gallery, London
2002 Accoutre (two person, with Clare Waddle)–The Foyer, Aberdeen
2001 Home Comforts (solo)–The Foyer, Aberdeen
2001 Full Fat (solo)–Stranraer Museum, Stranraer
2001 A Fixed Abode (two person, with Clare Waddle)–Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2000 Retail Therapy (two person, with Sorcha Dallas)–Limousine Bull, Aberdeen
1999 Threadbare (solo)–The Brander Museum, Huntly, Aberdeenshire