My assemblage works are fictitious landscapes pieced together from fragments, random images, found objects and old maps collected and accumulated in my studio. The tins I integrate into each painting are used to select the figures and buildings, to set them apart from their surroundings or provide a different perspective, often functioning like a magnifying glass.
Born in Shropshire in 1973, I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1996 with a first-class degree in drawing and painting. Latterly I studied at Winchester School of Art in Barcelona graduating with an MA in Fine Art in 1998.
I recently gained professional membership of the Society of Scottish Artists and was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Watercolour Prize in 2015 and 2016. Awarded the Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize in 2017; and both the Moidart Trust Landscape Prize and the Royal Scottish Academy Art in Healthcare Award in 2016. I had my debut solo show ‘Out There’ at The Open Eye Gallery in May this year