I am an artist living and working in the small seaside village of Portmahomack, on the Tarbat Peninsula, in the north of Scotland. I mainly paint abstracts in watercolour, but often incorporate many different materials, including found objects, into my work. I was brought up on the Isle of Skye and because of this natural form and wildlife have always been important in my work.
My paintings, for the most part, are about memories. I use natural form, landscape as a basis for my work. Within this space I try to find a pathway to memories. Sometimes creating a quiet space to think and other times trying to follow a thread of memory to recall other details. Creating this space is a reaction to the overwhelming noise of everyday life. The small hidden worlds in nature, for example the mini ecosystems found within rock pools and forests, allow me to portray a representation of protection, to describe the need to protect our families, ourselves and our environment.
BA(Hons) in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art.
Exhibitions and Residencies 2020
2021, Resonant Strangeness, Marram, Online. Group Show
2020, Changing Tides, Society of Scottish Artists, Online. Group Show.
2020, Flow, Visual Arts Scotland, Online. Group Show.
2020, Members Exhibition, An Talla Solas, Online. Group Show.
2020. Project2020, Virtual Gallery created by Artnorth Magazine. Solo exhibition.
2020. Visual Art Scotland, Borders Art Fair. Group Show
2020, Selene, The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford
2020, Open ISO, The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford
2020, RSA annual show., Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2020, Inside Out/Outside in, Irving Contemporary, Oxford
2020, Continuous group exhibition., Brown’s Gallery, Taiyn
2019, Winter Exhibition, The Found Gallery, Dunbar
2019, Showcase 2020, Sixfoot Gallery, Glasgow
2019, Little Originals, Dock Street Studios, Dundee
2019, Of Night and Light, The Velvet Easel, Portobello
2019, Group Show, Wee Art Gallery, Glasgow
2019, Summer Show, The Found Gallery, Dunbar
2019, The Stars go Waltzing, The Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello
2013, Group Exhibition, Southside Gallery, Glasgow
2012, Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2007, Residency Group Show, Timespan, Helmsdale
2006, Group Exhibition, An Tuireann Art Centre, Isle of Skye
2005, Graduate show, Parallel 56, Glasgow