I am a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and The Royal College of Art, London. I paint wild landscapes and weather. My paintings are metaphysical in nature - representing vastness and ‘otherness’.
My oil paintings can be thought of traditional in manner however, with the introduction of geometric lines I feel my work is forward looking, relevant and timely.
The use of geometric lines were introduced as a visual device in 2008 when I gained my Private Pilots License. Through the use of navigational charts for my cross country flights I became interested in making the invisible, visible. After a decade of assimilating ideas and thoughts, the lines have also begun alluding to aspects of ‘vision’: perception, meditation, escapism and the physicality of looking.
1998 - MA (RCA) The Royal College of Art, London
1996 - BA (Hons) First Class, Glasgow School of Art
2018 - SOLO EXHIBITION: 'Between the Lines', Saul Hay Fine Art, Manchester
2018 - 'Showcase'; Zillah Bell Gallery; Thirsk
2018 - Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln
2018 - Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber; North Lincolnshire
2018 - New Light Touring Prize Exhibition: Bankside Gallery, London
2018 - 'Colour and Light'; Studio Eleven, Hull
2018 - Saul Hay Fine Art, Manchester
2017 - The Mall Galleries, London; 'Discerning Eye' Prize Exhibition
2017 - New Light Touring Prize Exhibition: Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle; Huddersfield Art Gallery; Bankside Gallery, London; Tullie Art Gallery, Carlisle
2016 - Zillah Bell Gallery; Thirsk
2016 - The Biscuit Factory; Newcastle
2014 - Ropewalk, Barton; North Lincolnshire
2014 - Sunny Bank Mills Gallery; Leeds
2014 - North Lincolnshire Open Printmaking Exhibition; The Ropewalk, Barton-upon- Humber
2014 - 20:20 Hot Bed Press; Bolton, West Yorkshire Print Workshop
2014 - Northern Printmaking Biennale; Northern Print, Newcastle
2011 - International Mezzotint Exhibition; Ekaterinburg, Russia
2017 - 'Award for Best Painting from the Midlands', The Discerning Eye Prize Exhibition
2017 - The 'Saul Hay Award for Emerging Artist'; New Light Prize Exhibition.
2011 - 2nd Prize, Lincolnshire Print Making Exhibition; The Ropewalk
2008 - National Pilot’s License CAA
1998 - First Prize ‘Folio Society’ illustration Award The Folio Society
1997 - Painter Stainer’s Award for Illustration Royal College of Art
1997 - RTZ Travel Scholarship Royal College of Art
1996 - Design Bursary for Excellence Glasgow School of Art
1996 - Bequest for Excellence in Illustration Glasgow School of Art