I am an abstract painter who works mainly in oils. I sometimes work from life, but more often than not, my painting process begins by opening the subconscious. Often recent experiences come to the surface. When I start, I have no preconceived ideas about image or composition as intuition leads. After spontaneous mark making, the act of painting becomes a balance between the conscious and the subconscious. A conversation begins. It is a two way dialogue, an exchange of questions and answers, between myself and the work. The conversation is fluid at times and may also cease, only to begin again organically. During the process, I’m a channel for my emotional, visual and physical experiences to come through. By adding, taking away, scratching and scrapping, a natural conclusion is reached. The image feels and expresses a truth.
I studied Art and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge . This was followed by a Masters degree in Victorian Art and Architecture at the Royal Holloway, London University. After teaching for a few years, I studied at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. I have exhibited in a variety of group shows including with the ROI at the Mall Gallleries and have just had my solo show at Aberfeldy Watermill Gallery.
Sept 2021 Essence , The Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Dec 2018 ROI annual exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
June 2018 Epilogue Arusha Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.
Oct 2017 Air: Space, Aberfeldy Watermill.
June 2017 Tenfold, Arusha Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.
Dec 2016 10 by 10, White Space, Edinburgh.
March 2015 Cairns Gallery, Peebles.