I have been painting and exhibiting since the completion of an NC in Art and Design at Anniesland College in 2012, which reignited a long-suppressed love of expression through paint. I completed a BA(HONS) in Contemporary Art Practice in 2017 at City of Glasgow College. My work is becoming increasingly well-known through exhibiting locally as well as working on private commissions.
I paint a range of subject matters, inspired by what I see around me. I love the Scottish scenery and am often inspired to paint from time spent reflecting on life on a beach or taking a walk in the woods. I work in oils using a combination of brush work and thick, impasto palette-knife marks. I take many photographs and then work in the studio to create an image, sometimes reminiscent of the specific place and sometimes simply creating an impression or mood of the place I have been.
I enjoy life drawing and often take sketches from life drawing into a painted image. I also paint street scenes. I spent some time in Paris and took pleasure in recreating imagery from my observations of the city and its people.
I am currently working on a series of paintings from time spent in North Uist, with its ever-changing vistas.