Born in Arbroath, Scotland, I studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art.
I have exhibited in juried exhibitions such as the BP Portrait Awards, The Morrison Portrait Awards, annual Exhibitions at the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Glasgow Institute and the Lynn Painter-Stainer’s Award at the Mall Galleries in London. Most recently, my work has been included in the shortlist of the Scottish Portrait Awards in Edinburgh, Jackson's Painting Prize, and I have taken part in the civic art project, "Berrylaw Perspective" in my home town of Dunfermline. I enjoy experimenting with materials and techniques to create images on paper, canvas and board and for the last year or so I have been focussing on relief printmaking and monoprints.
Sense of place is of importance to me - we are all shaped by and have emotional responses to our surroundings. In my work, this can take the form of real places as well as imaginative world-building. While my work is informed by my surroundings, personal history and events, and even deja-vu, the lines of reality and fiction are often blurred by the fallibility of memory.
My work takes elements from the spaces we inhabit, associated thoughts and emotions, memory and imagination, resulting in works that feel simultaneously familiar and unreal. I draw from stories and history and personal experience in an attempt to describe the human condition, resulting in narrative, allegorical imagery that reflects on the human experience.
Education: BA (Hons) Fine Art, Drawing and Painting, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Society for Women Artists Annual Exhibition, 2021
Paisley Art Institute Drawing Prize
Berrylaw Perspective Exhibition 2021
Jacksons Painting Prize 2021
Scottish Portrait Awards 2020
Society for Women Artists 2020
RSA Annual Open Exhibition 2020
RSA Annual Open Exhibition 2018
Orchar Fine Arts, 2018
Scottish Portrait Awards 2017
RGI Annual Open Exhibition 2017
RSA Annual Open Exhibition 2017
Lynne Painter Stainer Exhibition 2016
RSA Annual Exhibition 2016
RSA Annual Exhibition 2015
Leith People's Festival, 2005
Morrison Portrait Awards 2001
Morrison Portrait Awards 2000
BP Portrait Awards 1996
Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline, Fife
Braemar Art Gallery, Braemar