Originally form Middlesbrough, I studied Fine Art and Illustration at Sunderland University between 2008 and 2012, before setting up a studio in Edinburgh.
Creating a painting is a process of discovery for me. I tend to work in acrylic, ink, oil and also sand. I enjoy collaborating with mixed media, creating surface and texture in the paintings through the use of layers, and varying the thickness of the paint from impasto to glazes. It’s a balance between the inspiration and reference point of the landscape and allowing the painting to gain its own identity.
The objective is to return to a unique way of observing my surroundings, my main inspiration is in the Scottish land and seascape. I enjoy using colour to define contours, structure and changing light sequences. I am often awestruck in architecture, and would like the viewer to feel the same emotion when faced with my artwork
I look for unusual structure in land-forms and in coastal areas and try to emphasise their ambiguous qualities. I try in my work to evoke a sense of character in the landscape, to capture the feeling and essence of the landscape on a more intuitive level. I have always been heavily influenced by the Baroque style of oil painting and utilises a combination of Old Masters techniques with my own alla prima style. The practice of glazing is important to the end product.
Candid Arts Centre
The Water of Leith
1 Howard Street, Edinburgh.
29 Haddington Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh
The Roman Nose
14 Eyre Place, Edinburgh
The Grassmarket, Edinburgh
Greater Grassmarket & Stockbridge
Art stalls located
Scottish Historic Building Trust Exhibition
Embo Christmas Exhibition
November 25 2015 until January 11th 2016
7-8 Elm Row, Edinburgh
Shortlisted For the RBS Art Prize, Edinburgh Airport
The Royal Highland Show