I recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Painting.
My practice is centered around exploring ideas of solitude and the feelings that may arise from a person being completely alone in their surroundings. My immediate environment informs the art I make and I draw inspiration from things that could be passed by; drawing attention to details that may be overlooked or unnoticed by a casual observer. I am interested in the quiet beauty of these everyday objects and places, which I convey through my work.
Using photography, film and painting I am able to explore these themes in a variety of ways; my pieces relate to each other through a certain colour palette and tone which evoke a dreamlike quality. I am interested in the materiality and physicality of my mediums and work through connecting fragments into a poetic narrative. Each artwork is the representation of a moment I have once experienced but has now passed; the moment that no longer exists, a trace of something indefinable, a memory.
The landscape is a reoccurring theme within my practice, I attempt to capture how one feels in the vast grandeur of these open spaces. I have explored this first-hand by camping alone in a remote area of Scotland and my work has been greatly informed by this experience and from the accounts of individuals who have removed themselves from the company of others.
2015 - 2018 University of Edinburgh
BA (Hons) Painting (First Class)
2014 - 2015 Newcastle College
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
2012 – 2014 Newcastle College
Extended Diploma in Art and Design
Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase, Shortlisted Artist, June 2018
Selected Artist, Royal Drawing School Dumfries House Residency, February 8 - 22 2019
Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Student Award 2014/2015
ECA Degree Show. June 2018 - Edinburgh College of Art
BuildUp, Gallery 23, Edinburgh, December 2018
Running Up That Hill, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, April 2017