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

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