Artist at work.
Born in Scotland in 1977, I have been making painting and prints since graduating from Dundee Art School in 2000. I have been working as an art teacher for the last 7 years and recently emigrated to Perth.
I spend a lot of time in the ocean and have always been fascinated by the surface and shapes that surround me there. As an artist I enjoy experimenting with the endless possibilities that painting can lend to expressing moments that I feel so fortunate to experience in the ocean. I work from both photographs and memory, and strive to create unpretentious yet beautiful artworks that offer a unique viewpoint of the colours, shapes and moods of the sea.
Recently I have returned to landscape painting. To the universal truth of trying to recreate the memory of beautiful places with colours and markmaking. Much of this new work has been influenced by my life and experiences in Scotland, although I look toward the future and to the challenges of painting warm sunshine and the coastal lifestyle here in Australia.
1998. The Tav Bar Autumn Exhibition. Dundee Scotland. (Group Show)
1999. Focus. Edinburgh Filmhouse. Scotland. (Group Show).
1999. Ministry of Defence. Mount Pleasant military base. Falkland Islands. (Permanent installation)
2000. Degree Show. Dundee Art School. Scotland. (Group Show).
2001. Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh. Scotland. (Group Show).
2002. The Cul De Sac. Glasgow, Scotland. (Solo Exhibition).
2003-5. The Phoenix Gallery. Glasgow. Scotland. (Various shows and sales)
2004. Big Art Gallery. Edinburgh. (Various shows and sales)
2004. Tempest Surf Shop and Cafe. Thurso. Scotland. (Solo Exhibition).
2009. Coast Arts Festival. Banff. Scotland. (Group Show, (Photography)
2010. New Ground Gallery. Gardenstown. Scotland. (Group Show)
2011. Currambine Primary School. Perth Australia. (Group Show).
2011. Blender Gallery. (Group show). Joondalup. Perth.
2012. Yallingup Surffilm Festival. Australia. (Group Show).
2012. DEEP BLUE. Blender Gallery. Joondalup. (Solo Exhibition).
2012. Fun's Back Surf Shop. Yallingup. WA. (Group Show).
2012. Indi Bar. Mindarie. Perth. (Solo Exhibition).
2012. Wanneroo Art Awards. Wanneroo Library. Perth.(Group Show).
2012. SURF & TURF. Central Park Office Building. Lobby. (Solo Exhibition and Artist in Residence). Perth.
2012. Oceans of Love. (Group show). Early Works Gallery, South Fremantle.
2012. Joondalup Community Art Exhibition. (Group Show).
2012. Out of the Ordinary. (Group show). North Coast Arts Club Exhibition. Wanneroo Library and Cultural Center. WA.
2012. In the Hallway. (Group show). Printmaking exhibition. Midland Junction Arts Center. Midland. WA
2012. Currambine Primary School. Perth Australia. (Group Show).
2012. Brave Art. Joondalup. Perth. (Art gallery).
2013. The Wild Fig. Scarborough. Perth. (Solo Exhibition)