Biography

Hello.  Thank you for taking time to read this hopefully, brief biography.

 

I am an artist in awe of this strange planet and like many, I often find myself wrestling with (and drawn to) the polarised nature in which humanity expresses itself.    Yup... never a dull moment!

 

I rarely have a particular artistic medium in mind, or how I will communicate my endeavours, but I hope I am always open to the possibilities of how each artwork 'desires' to be represented and in turn, I am led accordingly.

 

At present, sculptural form is foremost in my desire to express.  I tend to have, what might be described as, esoteric-leanings.  In that I take a meditative approach to making art.  A silent endeavour that moves my interests beyond an intellectual understanding of created form, into the simplicity and mystery of pictorial-metaphor (honest, its a thing).  This generally finds a voice in which to examine some of our deeper constructs, underpinning philosophy, psychology, and to some degree, political thought.

Having decided to go back into education, to fill in the 'gaps', I graduated from the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art) in July 2018, with a BA honours in Sculpture. I went on to receive the SSA New Graduate Award, the Santander Travel/Research Award, and have been fortunate enough to participate in various exhibitions and other creative ventures far and wide (see exhibitions and awards page) .

 

Before University, I trained in Applied Art, Model Making and then obtained an Higher National Diploma in Silversmithing & Jewellery Design, at City of Glasgow College.

 

I previously worked for many years as a free-lance ‘Creative Consultant’ with experience in Design, Illustration, Photography and Print, specialising in Creative Project Management.  To add insult to injury, I have also found myself emulating a Military Policeman, Social Worker, Sound Engineer and School Janitor - suffice to say, 'practice does Not make perfect'. 

 

As well as being asked to exhibit at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2018 / 19 and several times at the Boécho Gallery, London, I have further representation in Scotland, London and abroad.  Recent and older work is held within several private collections.

 

Other pieces (not included on this website) along with updates on current creative  projects, can be found on my instagram feed (please click on icon below)

 

A C.V. detailing Design & Project Management experience, is also available on request. 

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