As an abstract painter and sculptor with a wide practice and interests, I work in a number of media, including wood, metal, ceramics and paint. I love industrial landscapes, architecture, the abstraction of letter forms, found materials, the old crafts, the written word.
My earlier career includes publishing, theatre, arts- and public art- administration, serving with charitable and public bodies.
I hold a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, the University of Dundee, where I received two awards, including the Alastair Smart Memorial Prize for sculpture. I have an MA in English Literature and Language from the University of Edinburgh and also studied at Ruskin College, Oxford, the University of Warwick and Dundee College.
I now live and work in Somerset after having my permanent home in Scotland.
- The Alastair Smart Memorial Sculpture Prize, University of Dundee.
- The Pat Holmes Prize for Top Foundation Year Student, University of Dundee.
- Bruton Art Society Sculpture Prize, 2023.
- Bas relief, A Cabinet of Curiosities for Eight Incorporated Trades, for Volvo.
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park International Student Residency, YSP and York St John University
- Artist in Residence at Cromarty, awarded by the Cromarty Arts Trust
I have been an Invited artist, and had both solo and two-person shows, group and mixed ones, in commercial galleries and public museums. Here are some of the places I have shown in:
Scottish Society of Artists; SWSculptors, Forms to Inspire, Bishop’s Palace, Wells; Powderham Castle, Exeter; Cotswold Sculpture Association, Creating Spaces, Miserden Estate, Gloucestershire; Somerset Arts Week; Frome Open Art Trail, ARTHAUS Great Elm; Bruton Art Society; Smart, Shepton Mallet; Aberfeldy Gallery; Broughton Gallery; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Edinburgh Printmakers’ Workshop; Eduardo Alessandro Gallery, Dundee; Frames Gallery, Perth; Generator, Dundee; Highland Museum and Art Galleries, Inverness, Thurso and Wick Museums; Perth Festival of the Arts; Braemar Gallery; the Byre Theatre, St Andrews; Perth Festival of the Arts; Pitlochry Festival Theatre; Strathearn Gallery, Crieff; The Scottish Arts Council Travelling Gallery; the University of Dundee;
I have opened my home as ARTHAUS Great Elm for Frome Open Art Trail.
My next exhibitions include Elemental Forces of Nature at Lansdown Stores, Bath, and 44AD Contemporary Art Gallery, Bath.
- South West Sculptors Association
- Cotswold Sculptors Association
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