After graduating from Edinburgh college of art and Edinburgh university in 2012 with an MA(Hons) in fine art, I moved to London seeking to learn the traditional techniques of decorative art that I became interested in after writing my dissertation on the symbolic importance of the use of materials in European medieval art.
I enjoy the challenge of creating original solutions to decorative problems. Comfortable working on site whether a large construction site or small residential, or creating work in the studio and then installing. I am used to both working on my own and within a team, with experience of onsite management and creative direction.
My own practice involves creating layers of drawing within one image with a range of media that gradually build up into an abstract image that aims to indicate a landscape. Evocative travel literature, symbolic medieval art and my own experiences of the outdoors are amongst my influences to create work that aims to encourages contemplation.
Working as both a fine and decorative artist has allowed me to amass an in-depth knowledge of materials in order to manipulate them and create highly specific and unique works, whether to a specific design brief or to satisfy my own aims as an artist.
In 2021 I was honoured to become a QEST scholar, receiving a QEST Howdens scholarship to embark on a period of intensive study of faux marbling and wood graining painting techniques under Pierre Beaudry.
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