My practice is situated in the North West Highlands of Scotland where I grew up and have now returned to live.
I work with materials which draw my interest which can often lead to exploring unusual things. I’m interested in what happens between maker and material and part of my work is paying attention to what happens within myself the process of making.
I explore themes of perception, reciprocity, belonging, becoming, and place, through self-initiated projects. Currently I am exploring these themes in relation to:
Land - relationship and reciprocity
Community – crofting, community growing
Daydreaming – creative connections within a dwam-state
I am in my final year of a the MA in Art and Social Practice with the University of the Highlands and Islands.
I am also an Art Therapist and Counsellor with over 15 years’ experience of working with young people in community arts and mental health services.
MA ART & SOCIAL PRACTICE | UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS | 2023 [PENDING]
CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE | LEITH SCHOOL OF ART | 2019
DRAWING | LEITH SCHOOL OF ART | 2016
MSC ART THERAPY - DISTINCTION | QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY | 2008
BA HONS FINE ART - FIRST CLASS | ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY | 2004
SCULPTURAL WORKS | PORTY ART WALK | AUG 2019
SCULPTURAL WORKS & VIDEO | CONTEMPORY ART PRACTICE | PATRIOTHALL GALLERY | JUN 2019
STUDIO WORKS | CHRISTMAS SHOW | LEITH SCHOOL OF ART | DEC 2018
DRAWING AND PRINT | RSA OPEN EXHIBITION | ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY | 2016
SCULPTURAL DRAWING | END OF YEAR SHOW | LEITH SCHOOL OF ART | MAY 2016
DRAWINGS | CHRISTMAS SHOW | LEITH SCHOOL OF ART | DEC 2015
ASSORTED WORKS | OPEN STUDIOS | ARTS COMPLEX | 2013
DRAWINGS | RESIDENTS SUMMER SHOW | ARTS COMPLEX | 2012
STONE SCULPTURE | MAORI ARTS FESTIVAL | THAMES, NZ |2009
ASSORTED WORKS | POTENTIAL SPACES | OUT OF THE BLUE | 2008
PRINT | RSA NEW CONTEMPORARIES | EDINBURGH | 2004
METALWORK | SELECTED GRADUATES | COMPASS GALLERY | 2004
ASSORTED WORKS | DEGREE SHOW | GRAYS SCHOOL OF ART | 2004
METALWORK | ABERDEEN ARTISTS | ABERDEEN ART GALLERY | 2003
LATIMER AWARD | ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY | 2016
OUTSTANDING QUALITY AND RESOLUTION OF A PIECE | LEITH SCHOOL OF ART | 2016
PURCHASE PRIZE | ABERDEEN ARTISTS | ABERDEEN ART GALLERY | 2003