Degree Show

Artist Statement

I am an Australian/Scottish Visual Artist living and working in Scotland.  My research and photography, has focused on familiar landscapes, including forest’s and thistles, that evoke memories and an emotional response within myself.  My paintings have been concerned with colour, the exploration of paint and an organic, process-led practice, which facilitates abstraction and the separation from the original image.

 

While forest and trees have been my main subject matter it is their underlying psychological significance, which has been a prime focus for me. Throughout my work there has been a reoccurring theme of barriers and looking through and catching glimpses of another sphere or dimension. The forest signifies to me a cycle of life, regeneration, bloom, and decay. Forest’s hovers on the threshold of reality and the subliminal and depending on time of day and their character they can generate pleasure, tranquillity, tension and unease.

Education


MFA Art & Humanities Postgraduate

Duncan of Jordanstone

Art and Design Dundee University

commencing September 2017


The Leith School of Art

Critical and Professional Development Course 2015

 

The Edinburgh College of Art/

The University of Edinburgh

BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting 2014

 

The Leith School of Art

Painting Course 2010

Diploma in Painting

 

The Leith School of Art

Foundation Course 2000

Diploma in Art Studies

 

Queen Margaret University

BSc Occupational Therapy

1994 


Exhibitions
2017

Invited Artist at The Macmillan Art Show 2017
24th August to 27th August
Bonhams
Queen Street
Edinburgh

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show 2017 – Art for a great cause


2016

Moon and Hare

Bruntsfield Place

Bruntsfield

Edinburgh


Artichoc gallery

Mazamet

France

 

2015

Leith School of Art

Christmas Exhibition

Edinburgh


Leith School of Art

Summer Exhibition

Edinburgh


Unsung Muses

Gallery 17

17 Dundus Street

Edinburgh


Reflections

The Edinburgh Ski Club

2 Howe Street

Edinburgh

 

The Three Harbours Art Festival

The Cockenzie Business Centre

East Lothian

 

Small Gems,

Visual  Arts Scotland

RSA

Edinburgh

 

2014

Leith School of Art

Painting Exhibition

Edinburgh

 

The Dreaming

Solo Exhibition

White Space

Howe Street

Edinburgh

 

The Three Harbours Art Festival

Cockenzie Business Centre

East Lothian

 

The Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show

Lauriston Place

Edinburgh

 

2013

"Contemporary Landscapes"

Collaborative Exhibition, Whitespace,

11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh 

 

East Meets West”

Collaborative Exhibition,

Gladstone Gallery

477b Lawnmarket Street, Edinburgh

 

“Return of the Gesso”

ECA

 

2012

“E Numbers”

ECA

 

“Office Space”

Clarendon House, George Street

Edinburgh

 

2011

“So Far”

Edinburgh Palette

St Margaret House, Edinburgh

 

 2010

“Menagerie” ECA

 

Leith School of Art

SummerExhibition


Leith School of Art

Christmas Exhibition

 

2001  

Leith School of Art

Summer Exhibition

 

2000  

Leith School of Art

Christmas Exhibition

  

Current/Forthcoming Exhibitions

 2017

  

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