Artist Statement



Rural folklore is the primary area of interest in my work. I seek to depict the unseen landscape: human interpretations of natural surroundings comprised of folklore, superstition and history. It reflects physical immersion in nature, whilst also representing the wider cultural experience of landscape.

Personal experiences of certain landscapes, combined with folktales and literature from these places, are the sources upon which I draw.  My practice follows a process of distillation, selecting the most significant symbols from a body of imagery and stories. These symbols, placed in new contexts and exaggerated through colour, form the basis of my paintings.



2016 - 2020 Painting BA (Hons) Gray's School of Art Aberdeen


Grants & Awards 

2020 - Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporary 2021

2019 - Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship.


Selected Exhibitions

2021 - The Graduates: Four Pillars. Tatha Gallery, Newport-on Tay.

2020 - Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase. Online.

2020 - Gray's School of Art Virtual Degree Show. Online.

2020 – Gray's School of Art 4th Year Painting Exhibition. Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh

2019 - 2nd and 3rd Year Painting. Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen

2019 – Sanctuary [within a sanctuary]. Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

2018 - Smorg:ARTS:Bord. Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

2018 - SNAP. LivECO Cafe, Ruthrieston Community Centre, Aberdeen

2018 - An Exhibition Yet to Be Titled. O.T. Bar & Projektraum,  Berlin


August 2020 - The Guardian.  https://www.theguardian.com/education/gallery/2020/aug/21/student-artists-exhibit-their-final-shows-online-in-pictures