Date of RGI Election: 2014
Professional member of, RSW, S.S.A. & A.A.S : 2012 Elected council member for Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
Studied Glasgow School of Art
I would describe my work as figurative and autobiographical. It deals with my personal thoughts and feelings, some of which are subconscious. I usually don’t know what my pictures are about until they are finished. Sometimes it can take several years before I realise what I was trying to say. I have a need to work in various media, which includes painting, pastel drawing, printmaking and working in a three dimensional way.
My images usually centre around a solitary human being, who is unable to speak. I try to convey his/her thoughts and feelings using a symbolic language. This sometimes takes the form of written words and images on the body. I try to make thoughts visible, which are of course, invisible. Whilst I am trying to explain to the viewer what the picture is about, I am also trying to conceal part of this message. For whatever reason, it is important to me that something is still hidden; left unsaid.
Foreign travel and different cultures always inspire new ideas.