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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.
2012-16 | BA Fine Art | Edinburgh College of Art
Upcoming: ART FOR UKRAINE online charity auction with @theauctioncollective – 1st – 22nd April
ARTISTS FOR UKRAINE Charity auction currently live with @procrastinarting_
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
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
Lily Macrae, Art Pistol Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
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
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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