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Edinburgh & The Lothians


Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation


Abstract, Landscape, Architecture, Geometric, Site-specific, Identity



My practice includes installations, painting, printmaking and sculpture. I make work in response to particular places, and it is important for me to research, understand and connect to the history and evolution of any place I am making work about. I’m especially interested in the coast and places with a strong maritime heritage, and how that heritage highlights links and relationships with other places.


Before I fully realise any work, I undertake research – reading and using materials including maps and photographs, and making drawings – before developing these into compositions. The materials I use in my paintings – aluminium, wood, paper, plywood and acrylic sheets – are always an important and relevant part of the work.


I often make site-specific work, in the form of installations and outdoor or larger wall-based paintings. This work always connects strongly to the site where it is located, and responds to and engages with its environment. I have made work in locations including a former prison cell, a First World War boat shed, an ammunitions store on a former military airbase, a public loo and a derelict fishing factory. For all of these the work responded directly to the location. The viewer’s own experience of the work is also an important consideration for my installations.


My work is visually abstract, but there is always a tangible starting point from which I begin any composition, whether a small painting or a large-scale public installation. That starting point may be a map, a journey, a building, a story or a piece of data.




2013 BA (Hons.) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art


Solo Exhibitions

2021 Solo Show, The Briggait, Glasgow (Sept 2021)

2019 Waypoints, Machrihanish Airbase, Argyll (part of the Architecture Fringe)

2018 Perimeters, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 Sea Marks, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

2014 New Work, Fine Art Library, Edinburgh

2014 Typology, Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, Aberdeen

2013 Shed 8, Port Edgar Marina, South Queensferry


Public Artwork

2020 Gatherings, Joppa, Edinburgh (commissioned by Artwalk Porty)

2019 Eponymous, Portobello, Edinburgh (commissioned by Artwalk Porty)


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021  RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy (online exhibition)

2021  Adjust/Adapt, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (online exhibition)

2020  Reduct: Abstraction and Geometry in Scottish Art, Royal Scottish Academy

2020  Utopia – What’s Yours, Kirkcudbright Galleries and Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

2019  The Fragile Ocean, St John on Bethnal Green, London

2019  Artists in the Field, Royal Geographical Society, London

2019  The Factory, Djúpavík, Iceland

2019  Hidden Door Festival, Leith

2019  Utopias, Upper Church Summerhall (part of Syn Festival Edinburgh)

2018  Socius18, DOK Artist Space, Leith

2018  Current, Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay

2018  Nes Alumni Exhibition, Deiglan Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland

2018  Odysseys, Upper Church Summerhall (part of Syn Festival Edinburgh)

2018  Limited Edition, Edinburgh Printmakers

2017  Visual Artist Unit Members’ Show, Crownpoint Gallery, Glasgow

2017  Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh

2016  Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London

2016  Confined Spaces, Old Prison, Campbeltown

2015  Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy

2015  Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

2014  Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy

2013  Afterword, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

2012  TransAtlantic, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and ECA


Production / Curation

2016 Confined Spaces, Old Prison, Campbeltown, Argyll



2022  SÍM, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik (funded by VACMA Scotland)

2019  Wild Islands Sailing Residency, Sail Britain

2017  Nes Artist’s Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2017  Cove Park, Argyll (subsidised, self-funded winter residency)

2015  Lacawac Field Station, Pennsylvania, USA

2014  Port Edgar Marina, South Queensferry, Edinburgh

2013  MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh


Workshops / Teaching

2020  Society of Scottish Artists, Professional Development Programme

2017  FNV College of Northwest Iceland

2016  Argyll and Bute Council / Campbeltown Museum


Permanent collections

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, Edinburgh

Several private collections



Iceview Journal of Art and Literature, Iceland, Vol 2 (2017)



Vice-President, Society of Scottish Artists

Member, Visual Arts Scotland

Member, Scottish Society for Art History

Member, Scottish Contemporary Art Network

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts