My work explores quiet, figureless, symbolist landscapes through the medium of photography, painting, screen prints and artist books; I like to capture muted, weathered textures and atmospheric linear structures in a particular location. The geographies I photograph, are void of people, allowing for a sense of calm, solitude and serenity to be felt. I develop my photographs into either digital prints or hand pulled silk screen prints on a variety of papers, which are manipulated further into the form of artist books or collages. My hope is that by creating these smaller structures, I can emphasise the intricacies of the original landscapes. With regard to the screen prints, rather than creating a direct representation of the original photograph, I abstract the image with geometric shapes, playing on the themes of topography, map symbols and meanings associated with Enzõ.
BA (hons) Fashion Design, University of Northumbria
PGCE, Secondary Art Education, Goldsmiths University of London
MEd, Artist Teacher, University of the West of Scotland
11 years teaching experience in Secondary Art & Design and Photography education from junior to senior phase.
11 years previous industry experience in fashion design, fashion and interior retail, interior design and freelance photography.
‘Off the Shelf’, group exhibition, Parx Cafe, Aberdeen 2019
Grays Short Courses exhibition, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, 2019
MoC x 10, group exhibition, Kekun Studio, Aberdeen, 2019
‘Coterie’, group exhibition, Foodstory, Aberdeen, 2018
10th Anniversary, group exhibition, Junction Arts, Aberdeen, 2018
Grays Short Courses exhibition, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, 2018
'Markings' solo exhibition, Parx Cafe, Aberdeen, 2018
Cornerstone Foundation Art Fair, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen 2017
Visual Arts Scotland, 'Fly' exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2016
Junction Arts 'Mixed Winter Show', group exhibition, Junction Arts, Aberdeen, 2016
RSA Open exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2016
Visual Arts Scotland, 'Converge' exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2016
RSA Open exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2015
Visual Arts Scotland, 'VAS:t' exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2015 (winner of the Nancy Graham Memorial Bookprize)
‘Journeys in Paper’ MacNaughtan's Bookshop and Gallery, group exhibition, Edinburgh, 2014
UWS / GoMA Artist Teacher Masters exhibition 2013 (link)