In my work I aim to portray elements of the sublime, the unfixed and the hidden in nature. I am interested in exploring traditional Romantic and Classical landscape concepts such as the search for an Idyll, escapism, and the desire to seek comfort in the sublime. I create illusionary, psychological spaces inspired by my encounters with nature- for contemplation, meditation and to ultimately transport the viewer to another time or place. I am interested in creating similar effects in my work, that directly experiencing the landscape and nature has on the human psyche. I use a variety of media to help explore the boundaries between the abstract and the representational and also to challenge the viewers’ perception of ‘traditional’ landscape.
2001- 2005 BA(Hons)Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art.
2000- 2001 Leith School of Art.
Awards and Scholarships
2009 The Art de Caf Award, Scottish Drawing Competition.
2008 The Glasgow Art Club Group Fellowship Award.
2008 RGI David Cargill Award.
2008 Royal Scottish Academy Meyer Oppenheim Prize.
2001 Travelling Scholarship to Andalucia, awarded by the Princes Trust, the Princes Drawing School, sponsored by Windsor and Newton and Porcelanosa.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Winter Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel.
2009 RGI Annual Postcard Exhibition, Kelly Gallery.
2009 Winter Show, Blythswood Gallery.
2009 Royal Scottish Academy 183rd Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh.
2009 148th Annual Exhibition, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.
2009 Paisley Art Institute Drawing Competition.
2009 Group Fellowship Award Exhibition, August, Glasgow Art Club.
2009 Summer exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen.
2009 121st Paisley Art Institute Exhibition.
2009 RSA Spring Open Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2009 Postcard exhibition, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.
2008 RGI Annual Postcard Exhibition, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow.
2008 Open Studios, Artists studios, Napiershall St Centre, Glasgow.
2008 Winter Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen.
2008 Winter Exhibition, Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow.
2008 147th Annual Exhibition, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.
2008 Annual Studio 15 Exhibition, Artists Studios, Napiershall St Centre.
2008 ‘Under 30,’ Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow.
2008 Royal Scottish Academy 182nd Annual Exhibition: New Scots/New Scotland.
2008 Group Show, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen.
2007 Winter Show, John Green Fine Art, Glasgow.
2007 Open Artists Studios, Napiershall St Centre, Glasgow.
2007 The Blythswood Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Glasgow.
2007 Accessible Art Company & SAMH, Royal College of Physicians, August, Edinburgh.
2007 ‘Studio 15 Group show,’ Artists studios, Napiershall St Centre, Glasgow.
2007 Glasgow Art Fair, represented by Compass Gallery.
2006 The Blythswood Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Glasgow.
2006 “Manifestation,’ Attic Salt, Edinburgh.
2006 ‘Studio 15 Group Show,’ Artists studios, Napiershall St Centre, Glasgow.
2006 The Blythswood Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Glasgow.
2006 New Faces, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
2006 London Art Fair, represented by Compass gallery.
2005 ‘Cornucopia,’ Attic Salt, Edinburgh.
2005 ‘New Generation Show,’ Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
2005 Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art.
2005 Royal Scottish Academy Students Exhibition, Edinburgh.
2005 Postcard Auction, St Judes, Bath St, Glasgow
2004 Glasgow Art Fair, represented by Glasgow School of Art.
2004 2 man show, Kelly Cooper Bar, Glasgow.
2003 ‘Recent work- Drawings,’ solo show, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow School of Art.
2002 Group Show, Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow.
Also includes many private commissions.