I have a long-held aesthetic interest in abstraction, ecology and modernism. My recent series of drawings and etchings are based upon native wildflowers found in my local urban environment. I see my work as subliminal messaging for nature.
With an intuitive approach based in observation and listening, I look into the plants and aim to capture their inner being, design and unique character. I have an understanding of sacred geometry and often work with graph paper as a foundation.
This is a slow, calm, quiet process I prefer to practice outdoors.
These drawings are my homage to natural phenomena in their infinitely curious design, beauty and detail, often found hiding right under our noses. Like many species in our rapidly industrialised world, these small wildflowers come under great threat by encroaching development, habitat errosion and chemical pollutants. However, against the odds they persist, and I celebrate their quiet tenacity to grow and bloom and play their part in our changing ecosystem.
2018 BA (Hons) Fine Art – First Class - Moray School of Art, Elgin
Upcoming 2020 'Avante Garden' - Solo Show at Upstairs Gallery, Inverness
Upcoming 2019-2020 'VAS + SSA Open' - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2019 'rock-paper-scissors' - Group Show at Circus Artspace, Inverness
2019 'Solo Show' - Solo Show at Embassy Gallery, Annuale Festival, Edinburgh
2019 'RSA New Contemporaries' - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2018 '20:20 Print Exchange' - Highland Print Studio, Inverness
2018 'Many Ways to Be an Ecologist' - Solo Show, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
2018 'Wasps Studios Group Exhibit' - Nairn
2018 'MSoA Degree Show' - Moray School of Art, Elgin
2017 'New Highland Contemporaries 4' - Nairn Book & Arts Festival
2017 'LAC' Group Show - Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
2017 'Alternative Realities' - Group Show in The Gallery, Moray School of Art
2015 'Intimate Immensity' - The Claesline Gallery, Burra, Shetland
2018 Graduate Residency - Hospitalfields, Arbroath
2018 Artist in Residence - Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
2017 MC3 Creatice Space Artist Residency - Elgin, Moray
2019 Visual Artist and Craft Makers Awards (VACMA) Highlands & Moray
2018 RSA New Contemporaries Selected Artist
2018 Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase Shortlisted Artist
2018 - 2019 Founding member of 'Circus Artspace', an artist-led Gallery initiative in Inverness
2018- 2019 Embassy Gallery 'Gradjob' collaborative learning programme participant
2018 Tutor of fine art workshops for teenagers - Moray Art Centre
2018 Assistant in delivery of 'Otherland' as part of the Year of Young People, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Beauly
2017 Tutor of textiles workshops - Moray School of Art, Elgin
A-n Artists Network
Visual Arts Scotland