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.

I grew up in the North East of Scotland and graduated from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, England, in 1996 with a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design; working in womenswear design and retail in London. I moved back to Scotland, becoming an interior designer and freelance photographer.

After enjoying presenting several creative workshops to young people of school leaver age, I made the move into art education soon after; studying for a PGCE in Art Education at Goldsmiths University of London in 2008 and then becoming an Art and Photography teacher in Edinburgh in 2010. I graduated from the University of the West of Scotland with a Masters in Education (Artist Teacher programme) in 2013.

I continue to teach Art & Design and produce my artwork in the North East of Scotland.

Exhibitions:

  • 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)

  • MacNaughtan's Bookshop and Gallery, group exhibition, Edinburgh, 2014

  • UWS / GoMA Artist Teacher Masters exhibition 2013 (link)