I’m a visual artist specialising in painting, in particular colour-led abstraction. I studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art and later as a post-grad at the University of Hull. My current work explores colour, gestural mark-making and ideas around abstraction and representation. I’ve exhibited nationally, and my work is in several private collections.
Working across media and genres, I have developed ideas through textiles, graphics and fine-art. I enjoy being able to move between media and not be bound by any particular one. My grounding in the academic skills of drawing and painting allows me to play between techniques and methods, avoiding repetition and predictability in my work.
My work is not thematic- and is very much based on the studio process of being led by the materials themselves. My interests, life and environment – no doubt – influence what I do. I see the world around me as shapes and colours, offering endless visual possibilities.
If you would like further information – are interested in purchasing, collaborating or exhibiting my work please get in touch.
B.A. (hons) Drawing and Painting. Glasgow School of Art, 1990-1994.
M.A. Painting. The University of Hull (Scarborough Campus) 2002-2004.
Certificate in Further and Adult Education: Portsmouth College, 1999.
1993: Student Exchange Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Autumn semester.
1998-2000: Artist in Residence. Taunton School, Somerset.
TEACHING IN FURTHER EDUCATION
2000-2002: Course Leader, Art and Design. Scarborough Sixth Form College.
2002-2008: Lecturer in Art & Design. Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough.