I find I collect images and keepsakes that appeal, which then builds up a collection of tangible sources that I draw from, literally and metaphorically. Visual joy in nature, and the intangible has an influence - whether that's an idea, feeling, or something evoked. I often work with a collage of images, and words can be important in some way.
I am aware of being drawn to familiar motifs, but there is a feeling of change. Symbolism and ideas of transformation, the sense of an inner strength within the fragile seems to be important.
Evocativo - ArtGallery37 Turin, Italy
Threads - Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
Espacio Gallery, London
Fly - Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Edinburgh
Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams
Frida Kahlo - Lust for Life, Menier Gallery London
Converge - Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Edinburgh
Indelible Traces - Edinburgh Printmakers
International Lithographic Symposium - Tidaholm, Sweden.
Actinic festival - International Year of Light, Edinburgh Printmakers
Milk and Honey - Edinburgh Macmillan Art Exhibition
Vas:t - Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Edinburgh
Previously work has also been abroad and in the UK, including the Scottish societies VAS, RSW, RGI, Aberdeen Artists and RSA Open, Peacock Visual Arts and The Meffan.
Studied at Edinburgh College of Art
Postgraduate & Andrew Grant Award
Richard Demarco Prize