b.1994 Edinburgh, Scotland
Lives and works Glasgow, Scotland

Creating work which draws so much influence from old masters such as Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Eugène Delacroix, suspends my work somewhere in between the past and present.

Re-imagining these stories to highlight their power, beauty, and often absurdity, I am exploring the role they play within a contemporary narrative and the ability they have to deliver a timeless portrayal of humanity.

I reinterpret these iconic scenes to learn from the human architecture, playing with the traditional intentions of the imagery. I want to honour each works ancestry whilst questioning our ineluctable relationship with the past.

Drawn to the fleeting nature of the painterly gesture, I am using the process of painting itself as being an act of both excavation and construction. Each painting is an attempt to capture an image within the spontaneous gesture, to encapsulate this feeling of touch and fleeting movement. I want to produce works that feel timeless, as if caught in the movement of a moment.

I paint in an almost negative way, applying the paint only to remove most of it, searching through each layer for earlier shape and form, whilst attempting to reveal what lies beneath the surface. Each painting is an excavation process, as I attempt to visualise something that has been forgotten.

Education

2012-16 | BA Fine Art | Edinburgh College of Art

Exhibitions

2022

Upcoming 

September 17th

Solo show Another Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA


September 1st

Group show ‘Ojos de Perro Azul’, Marinaro Gallery, New York, NY 


What She Said, Group exhibition curated by Purslane art in honour of International Womens Day – supporting Choose Love’s Ukraine fundraiser

On Paper : &Gallery group show, Edinburgh, Scotland

2021

All That Remains x Purslane, solo exhibition at 14 Cavendish Square, London, UK

Thesmophoria, Soho Revue x Purslane, London, UK 

DAYDREAMING, Tom Faulkner, Chelsea, London

Latitudes: A response to covid 19, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

2020

Lily Macrae, Art Pistol Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2019

Zeitgeist, 108 Fine Art – Harrogate, UK

She Said, Cass Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Phantoms: Between here and there, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Air 3331 Open Studio: Nishikichō Studio, Air 3331, Kanda Nishikichō, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

2018

CASS ART Glasgow, Group show, Glasgow, Scotland

State of Change, Art Pistol Gallery Glasgow, Scotland

Awards & Residencies  

2020 Pandemic: A response to Covid 19 Award, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland  

2019 Residency with Air 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 

2018 The British Sasakawa Foundation Emerging artist grant, promoting mutual cooperation between the UK and Japan 

2018 The Hope Scott Trust, Murray. Beith. Murray, grant for emerging Scottish Artists 

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