About

I am an Edinburgh based printmaker and artist. I have exhibited drawings, prints and mixed media work throughout the UK. Since 2015 I have focused on printmaking, and in particular work in relief printing with lino and in screen printing.  I studied printmaking at Leith School of Art and at Edinburgh Printmakers and I’m currently studying for a PhD in theology through printmaking as a creative practice at the University of Glasgow.

I am drawn to pattern, repetition and finding disorder and in the midst of regularity. My work is often abstract, utilising a combination of geometric, linear and organic forms. On other occasions I am inspired by street art and other forms of protest art to produce screen printed posters that offer hope as an alternative to political despair and unfocused anger. My work is created in response to situations of global and local significance and I create as a form of spiritual practice, using techniques of contemplative prayer and meditation as a source material. I am is interested in the spirituality behind every day life and the rhythms that sustain us.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 National Original Print Exhibition, London

2018 Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

2018 RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2018 Chaiya Art Awards, OXO Tower Wharf, London

2017 World Turned Upside Down, St Edmund’s, Roundhay, Leeds

2017 Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

2016 119th Exhibition of the Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2016 Colour Therapy, The Tide Art Gallery and Cafe, Portobello, Edinburgh

2016 Leith School of Art Summer Exhibition, Edinburgh

2016 Your Deeds Don’t Define You, The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle

2014 Ash, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield

2012 ADVENTurous, Left Bank, Leeds

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Illumination, Tubestation and Zeath Gallery, Polzeath

2014 The Well Cafe, Edinburgh

Bibliography

2018 ‘Where is God in our 21st Century World’, Instant Apostle.

2015 ‘Dreaming of God’, Connexion Magazine, Autumn 2015

Curatorial Projects

2017 EducAID Sweet Salone, Chaplaincy Centre, University of Edinburgh

2014 (Re)Create: Made in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church Gallery

2012 We Stitch Angry, Amos Trust and Greenbelt Festival

2012 Two Cities Photography Exhibition, YMCA Edinburgh

Education

2017 – Current PhD Theology Through Creative Practice (Printmaking), Glasgow University

2015 – 2016 Printmaking, Leith School of Art