My work uses the medium of free motion machine embroidery in an attempt to describe the textures and complexity of the natural world – specifically trees. Using the sewing machine needle as a pencil or a paintbrush, I sew complex designs that combine repetitive forms and abstract shapes with elemental natural imagery, connecting us to our ancient roots and tapping into a memory that is almost, but not quite, lost.
1992 - Durham University
BA(hons) in Anthropology
1993 - 2008 - BBC Radio Scotland
2008 - 2010 - Edinburgh College of Art - 2 years on BA, Combined Studies course.
Jan/Feb 2019 - ‘Alight’: Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh.
Nov 2018 - Edinburgh Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.
Sept 2018 - ‘A Darkening Thread’ (joint exhibition with Andrew Phillips) at Coburg House, Edinburgh.
June -Aug 2018 - ‘Twenty One Trees’ (solo exhibition) at Art and Vintage, Edinburgh.
May/June 2018 - group exhibition at Lime Tree Gallery, Fort William.
March/April 2018 - ‘Rooms’ (group exhibition) at Green Gallery, Buchlyvie.
Oct 2017 - ‘Grown Together’ (group exhibition) at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh.
Sept 2017 - ‘Locality’ (group exhibition) at DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh.
June/July 2017 - solo exhibition at Art and Vintage, Edinburgh.
April 2017 - solo exhibition at Detail Framing Studio, Edinburgh.