My abstract images and montages begin with surfaces discovered in my wanderings – hence the strapline “digital art on the run” and I use whatever I have to hand, which is often a smart phone.
My interest is in colour, light and texture and I delight in transforming images through digital manipulation, often blending multiple images, printing on non-standard papers and using these to create collages with other materials. Increasingly, I combine these with other mark making using mixed media to add further layers of abstraction.
Although I strive for the abstract, I like working from found images so that the final work will retain an “organic memory” of the real world which in turn provides a hook for the viewer’s imagination.
Burford Gallery, Castle Douglas, Invited Artists, Sept – Nov 23rd, 2022
Open Studios Ayrshire, 2nd – 5th September 2022
D&G Spring Fling, 2-5th June 2022, Springback Studio, Irongray, Dumfries 2022
Streetlevel Photoworks, Glasgow, Open Exhibition, 28th May 2022 - 7th August 2022
Harbour Cottage Art Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Invited Artists, 20th June – 2nd July 2022
Harbour Arts Centre, OSA Group Exhibition 17th March 0 2nd May 2022
Open Studios Ayrshire, 10th – 13th Sept 2021
Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Emergence 2 – online exhibition, February 2021 [https://www.glasgowgalleryofphotography.com/emergence-2]
Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, Solo Exhibition: “Altered Images”, 2nd Dec 2021 – 17th June 2021 [partly closed during this period due to COVID ]
D&G Spring Fling, 29th May – 6th June, Virtual Studio, 2021
Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, OSA Group Exhibition, Online, 19th April to 5th May - [https://thehac.co.uk/]
Scottish Society of Artists, FLOW – Members Winter Exhibition, Dec 2020 – Jan 2021, [Online]
Souter Johnnie’s Gallery, National Trust, Kirkoswald, Solo Exhibition: Imagined Landscapes 27th July – 24th August 2020 [cancelled due to Covid]
Paisley Arts Institute, 132nd Annual Exhibition, 25th Jul – 6th Sep 2020 [online exhibition]
Harbour Cottage Art Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Autumn Exhibition, Invited Artists, 26 October – 7 November 2020
Harbour Cottage Art Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Invited Artists, June 24 – July 6, 2020 [online]
Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr. Online solo exhibition, May 2020, https://www.themaclaurin.org.uk/virtual-gallery-archive#altered-images
Electric Brae Gallery, Croy shore, Ayrshire, July/August 2019
Open Studios Ayrshire weekend | 26th-29th April, 2019
Harbour Cottage Art Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Autumn Exhibition, Invited Artists, Oct 28 – Nov 9, 2019
North Ayrshire Open Arts 23rd Annual Exhibition, 6th - 20th