About Me

Dundee, United Kingdom
I am a recent graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art in Dundee, working mainly in oil paint; i am primarily concerned with the nude female figure and am currently exploring the idea of women's sexuality, and the relationship between woman and animal. I aim to portray a sense of power and sensuality through the use of pose, wildlife and symbolism, these themes have offered me the opportunity for a rich amplification of fantasy and imagery that i feel would not be possible working with the female figure alone. I am especially attracted to the theatrical and use vivid colours such as bold reds, and highly patterned surfaces to suggest strong sexuality and the exotic and feel that the use of intricate pattern helps to retain a sense of femininity and decadence. I hope to create a surrealistic atmosphere with elements of psycho sexual tension.


Current exhibitions:

'The Sun Gallery', 154 Newburgh High Street, Fife. (20/06/09)
Upcoming shows:

'New faces' Leith Gallery, Edinburgh. (05/02/10-20/02/10)

Previous exhibitions:

'Selected Graduates', 'The Biscuit Factory', Newcastle Upon tyne (04/09/09-12/10/09

Dundee Degree show, Visions,22/05/09)

'Peek into my Art Hole', Roseangle Gallery, Dundee(11/09)

'Skua' (solo exhibition)faculdad de bellas artes, University of Castilla La Mancha,Cuenca,Spain.2007

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

'Lady from Mars' a portrait completed in memory of Marciana for my partners mother.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

well... it has been a while since my last blog and it really has been a strange few months! very briefly, heres what's been happening...

On July 13th i awoke to my flat in flames, the fire took with it 5 years of paintings, drawings and sketchbooks, this was probably the most surreal experience of my life thus far, even more so was finding myself living in the hills just two days later! i have since returned from no mans land and taken a road trip across Romania, I am now home and about to embark on a few different commissions, so there will be new images coming very soon!

Mother and daughter, september 2010

Kerry and Kate Leitch, commisioned by Roderick Leitch, owner of the Kings House Hotel, Glencoe.
oil on canvas

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Dundee College Summer School

From the Monday 21st to Friday 25th of June i will be teaching a life painting class at the Graham Street campus of Dundee College, the course has been ILA approved and costs £130 per person, please follow this link for more info

Monday, 29 March 2010

Axolotl Gallery

I have just come across this new gallery on Dundas Street, Edinburgh and am really excited by the kind of works they are promoting, they are championing new artists/ recently graduated artists from all over the world and are particularly interested in figurative works and works that are narrative in nature, check out Kirsty Whiten's large scale paintings, they are incredible! soo I have written to the gallery along with some images of my work in the hope that they may consider me for any upcoming exhibitions... fingers (and toes) crossed!
I have recently been shortlisted for the Best of the Uk new graduates at the 'Salon Contemporary' Gallery in Nottinghill, London out of 1000 artist just 20 of us were asked down to London to present our works to a panel of 4 art critics and collectors in a rather 'X factor' styley. This was a great opportunity and an exciting challenge.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

'New Faces'

Here are a few photographs from the opening of 'New Faces' at The Leith Gallery, on the Shore in Edinburgh, the exhibition is running until the 27th of February.