"After studying fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, I was so pleased to graduate in 2017 with a first class honours and a sell out degree show. I was also delighted to receive several awards including the John Kinross Travel Award to Florence and the Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award to Peru and Bolivia. Both of these experiences have had a profound and lasting effect on my practice. My work has been chosen to be part of collections at the Royal Scottish Academy, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee – where I was awarded the annual Radiology Art Prize - and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
The imagery in my paintings often derives from my own experiences, including the people I’ve met, the places I’ve visited, patterns taken from the world around me and much else besides. My practice is also influenced, to a significant degree, by mythical, folkloric and sacred narratives. These stories frequently provide the initial spark in the development of my work.
Using these beginnings, I then give free reign to my creativity, paying scant regard to the logic and order of the real world. This playful control over imagined worlds is, for me, very much part of the excitement of being an artist.
I’ve recently moved to London from Glasgow. I’m hugely excited about this and I’m looking forward to seeing how the change of surroundings, as well as the wealth of new influences, will affect my work."