My current practice is deeply rooted in the figurative, creating paintings based on remembrance, loss and the nature of human existence. Within this I explore themes of personal refelection and self identity where my figures are often charged with a tense, dark energy touching on the ambiguity of who we think we are and how others actually see us. Of recurring interest to me are ideas of alter ego, rebirth and the fine balance between death and decay.
I draw inspiration from many sources, including friends and characters from my life and various sub cultures. Victorian cemeteries, mourning costume, taxidermy/cabinet of curiosities and post mortem photography from the Victorian era fascinates me.
1987 - 1991 BA (Hons) Glasgow School of Art
Independent study since graduating has included etching and lithography at Glasgow Print Studio.
Paper making at Glasgow School of Art.
Various courses in corset-making, book binding and taxidermy.
Currently represented by:
Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
Smithy Gallery, Glasgow
Green Gallery, Glasgow
Saffron Gallery, Sussex
Panter & Hall, London
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen