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

Monday, 4 January 2010


2010 has arrived, a fresh new decade, and time to make a plan me thinks!
It has been a good few months now since graduation and i am feeling that perhaps i should write a list of the things that i would really like to accomplish within the next few months ...well at least in the next year!

1. get myself a proper studio space, there are way to many distractions working from home!
2. apply for funding, so as to make n1. possible!
3. be more pro active in finding places to show my work, particularly in Edinburgh.
4. begin work on the larger paintings that have been put on the back burner.
5. write to more art therapy organisations and get as much experience as possible
6. apply for my masters...and get in!

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