My current work explores the idea of both the internal and external personal landscape with particular interest in how one integrates another cultural identity into one’s current environment. The development of my work has been inspired from having lived in different countries but I find myself consistently coming back to the British industrial landscape of my youth. This is now being consolidated through the recycling of my own black and white film by taking stills from the film footage and developing a body of work through the media of printmaking. I find the layering in screen print compatible with the idea of cultural layering. The chosen motifs come from my own archive of images. These are selected and placed to underline the coexistence of natural beauty and the man made environment. This theme of coexisting and containing ‘opposites’ runs through my work and is shown sometimes subtly through the use of colour and sometimes more obviously by the juxtapositioning of the motifs themselves.
18th June –1st July Patriot Hall Wasps. Edinburgh.
Freedom, mini print exhibition, Sunderland. Næstved International mini print exhibition, Denmark. Royal Scottish Academy, Visual Arts Scotland and Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show, Edinburgh. Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Show.
‘Zoo’ Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery II. Prints Tokyo 2007. Japan. Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Show
2006, 2005, 2004
Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Show.
EmergeD, accommodation 2, Edinburgh Festival. Transmission Gallery Glasgow. Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Show.
‘Three Piece Suite’ Wasps Patriot Hall. Edinburgh. Edinburgh Printmakers Winter Show.
Small Prints Exhibition, London.
Mostingshus‘Passage’Copenhagen. Royal Scottish Academy SAAC
Sales, Publications and Membership
Sold to numerous Art Unions in Denmark and private collections worldwide. Edition of a print and calendar for ‘Colourpack’ Denmark. for their customer base which includes the Royal Household of Denmark.
1983-85 Monbusho Scholarship. Japanese State Scholarship.