I work from an Out of the Blue studio in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.
I make 3-D work and drawings. My 3-D work relates to architectural spaces, and can be large interactive installations, or smaller architectural fragments and models. I am interested in the aesthetics of my structures but also comment on and interpret the buildings that inspired them.
My works on paper also relate to built structures and fall between painting and drawing. I interpret rather than copy spaces, experimenting with form and process. Using paint and a variety of graphic materials I make corrections , overpaint and re-draw over a long period. Often, I work on two parallel drawings, each one informing and strengthening the other until they diverge.
Beyond my studio I founded Seven Seven Contemporary Art, in East London, a gallery which supported emerging and mid-career artists, and developed strong international links. I have worked as a part-time lecturer in several UK art schools and provided workshops for design and branding companies. I have worked on set design and production for major London venues and festivals worldwide. I served on the council of the Scottish Society of Artists and am an SSA mentor for mid-career artists.
2022/23 SSA Open, RSA, Edinburgh
2019/20- SSA/VAS Open , RSA , Edinburgh
2019 - Alight, Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh
2018 – Together, VAS and SSA, RSA, Edinburgh
2017 – Made Up, Glasgow Arts Club
2017 - Works on Paper. Glasgow Arts Club
2017 – SSA Open, Glasgow Arts Club Prize, RSA
2016 – Exquisite Corpse, St Andrews Museum.
2016 – Hangar, SSA Open, RSA, Edinburgh
2016 – Corsham 52 at AD44 Artspace, Bath
2015 – Hangar, Rabley Contemporary Drawing
2015 – Empire, Wall Projects, Montrose
2015 – Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh
2015 – The Cut of Your Jib, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
2014/5 – Jerwood Drawing Prize shortlist, London & UK Tour
2014 – Kino, SSA Open, RSA, Edinburgh
2014 – Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh
2013 – SSA Open, RSA, Edinburgh
2012 – Drawn to Nature, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire
2012 –SSA Open, Deloitte prize, RSA, Edinburgh
2011 – If on a Winters Night… August Art, London
2011 – White Horses and Hill Figures. Devizes
2010 – Dislocation, August Art, London
2010 – Tin Sheds and White Horses, Rabley Drawing Centre
2010 – London Art Fair, Rabley Drawing Centre
2010 – Supermarket, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2009 – Pantheon Rotor, Shunt, London Bridge
2009 – London Art Fair, Art Projects, Seven S. Contemporary
2008 – Vernacular, Seven Seven Contemporary Art London
2008 –Becks Art Fusions, Contemp. Art Society, Manchester
2006 – No Ship, curated-Dave Farnham, Seven Seven,
2006 – The Stars down to Earth, The Nunnery, London
2006 – Continental Breakfast, Umetnostna Galerija, Maribor
2006 – Nocturne, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire
2005 – Artvaults, Southampton
2005 – Fold Up the Sky, AKA, Rome
2004 – Defying Definition, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire
2004 – Art On Paper, Royal College of Art
2003 – Virtue Art, London
2003 – Oh Vienna! Soho In Ottakring, Vienna.
2003 – Mirror II Nature, Mile End Art Pavilion, London
2000 – Trace Elements, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
1998 – Bianco and Nero, Catanzaro.