In my practice I develop pieces using collage and a documentary approach as a working method and departure point, which is informed using everyday materials and it contains art-historical references. The resultant 'fusion' pieces explore developmental responses to aspects of contemporary visual culture, utilizing a process of reforming found and appropriated materials, leading to a reinterpretation and conceptualization of these materials and related imagery. These elements retain a fundamental significance in their very condition; this 'condition' is the essence of my enquiry.
Career path: I attended George Street school of Art (Dumfries) 1994-96 and subsequently continued at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. In 2000 I graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art and since then I have exhibited in both solo and group shows across the uk.
CV & Education
Solo exhibitions 2010 - untitled, Newton Stewart Public Library, Newton Stewart 2007 - Transition, The Tolbooth Art Centre, Kirkcudbright 2004 - New Works on Paper, Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet 2004 - Prototype, Howden Park Centre, Livingston 2003 - Module, Stranraer Museum, Stranraer 2001 - Element, Newton Stewart Public Library, Newton Stewart 2001 - Printed Matter, Stranraer Public Library, Stranraer Group exhibitions 2010 - Out There, John Muir's Birthplace, Dunbar, Scotland 2007 - Flower Power, Dunbar Public Library, Dunbar 2006 - In Search of an Image, Castle Douglas Art Gallery, Castle Douglas 2006 - PAPERBACK, contemporary art, inArt collective, Dunbar Public Library, Dunbar 2006 - 'Self' contemporary art, Falkirk Town Hall, Falkirk 2006 - WALL * ART (inArt collective), The Almondvale Centre, Livingston 2005 - Inaugural Exhibition, St. David's Church, Bathgate, West Lothian 2005 - Summer exhibition, High St. Gallery , Kirkcudbright 2004 - (Untitled) Joint Exhibition, Greystones Gallery, Glenridding 2003 - Majestic, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock 2003 - Print Matters, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries Curated projects 2009 - "The Way We Are", North by North Western Arts Festival, Wigan 2009 - To Form An Image, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, Scotland.Group Exhibiton, Unit three art gallery Spring Exhibition, Bladnoch Bridge Estate, Wigtown, Scotland: 26th April-23rd June 2017 Art work published in May 2017 edition of Average Art Zine