I make contemporary abstract landscape paintings – I have a passion for remote and open spaces – my eye is drawn towards horizon lines, colour, marks and patterns in the landscape.
I find inspiration while walking in nature – armed with a basic knowledge of the physical geography of the landscape, a geekish interest in maps and cloud formation and a desire to explore and breathe in the intoxicating wilderness air.
I’ll go off exploring with a sketchbook and my very out-dated iPhone! I capture fleeting moments of sunlight dancing across the sky, of wind rushing though broom pods and I search out patterns created by tides distributing pebbles across the shoreline. My paintings are a reflection from a particular place – and offer viewers a gentle yet bold aesthetic – the depiction of a place known or a glimpse of the familiar – like a fleeting memory on the senses.
I have documented journeys from Findhorn to Gairloch, along the Moray Firth, throughout the wonderfully inspiring Tay Country – from the Angus Glens through to the Fife coastline and everywhere in between! I have a particular love of vast sandy white beaches, deep blue horizons and dramatic mountain ridges.
Originally trained as a Gobelin tapestry weaver at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, I graduated with a BDes (Hons) in Constructed Textiles and a Master of Fine Art.
I have undertaken a variety of private commissions and projects, exhibited extensively, as well as receiving a number of awards. I have artworks in private collections across the world, throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.
I’m hoping to get an Etsy shop set up soon, but if you see anything you like here, please get in touch. I do lots of local pop-up events and you can find my work in a few gallery/shops. Just ask for details, thanks!