Bio

I make art that shares the adventure and exhilaration, the peace and the serenity of the outdoors.

My paintings start from adventures I have been on, sketching and photographing as I go. I paint the feeling and the emotional connection of being immersed in the landscape, rather than a straight representation of one area. The outdoors means something different to everyone; some crave the adventure, the excitement, for others it’s the healing and the peace, the shared experiences, the memories, the immense beauty or the time for reflection.

Most of my own explorations for my artwork have been in Scotland and New Zealand, but people around the world have been able to connect to their own place of nature through my paintings.

I use a mix of observational drawings and the layering of oil paints and varnishes to get the movement and flow into my work, mixing the permanence of the rock and mountains with the ever-changing elements of weather, water and sky.

I have been painting and exhibiting around Europe and New Zealand since art school nearly 20 years ago. I take commissioned work and sell prints and cards as well as my original works.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions at all, or to arrange to visit me in my studio in Glasgow, Scotland!

 

 

Exhibitions:

2024
Upcoming- October, Solo show, Nicolls, Glasgow, UK

2023
February, Postcards From a Mountain, Fort William Mountain Festival, UK (Art Workshop)
March-June, Flock To The Show, National Public Art Trail, Royal Highland Show, UK (Commissioned painting on sculpture)

2022
July 1- July 31, Mountain Portraits, Alan Reece Gallery, John Muir Trust Visitor Centre, Pitlochry, UK (Solo show)
July 9, Rum Workshops, Isle of Rum, Scotland, UK (Art workshops)
August, date tbc, Cape Wrath Trail Art Adventure, Online Exhibition and Project Launch
Nov 11 – 13, The Bothy, Nicolls, Glasgow, UK (Solo show)

2021
Nov 6- Dec 22, Christmas Exhibition, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, UK
Nov 18 – Jan 15, Winter Exhibition, Colinton Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2017
June 30- July 5, NZ Mountain Film Festival, Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, NZ
June 1-5, NZ Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, NZ
April 21-May 21- Arrowtown Autumn Festival Exhibition, Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown, NZ
Jan 26-Feb15 – Elements, Cloakroom Gallery, Queenstown, NZ
Jan 14-17th – Aspiring Art Awards, Wanaka, NZ

2016
​Nov 25- Dec 25 – Art Awards, Queenstown Art Society, Queenstown, NZ 
Oct 22-24 – Nelson Art Expo, Saxton Stadium, Nelson, NZ (Solo Wall)
April – Arrowtown Autum Festival, Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown, NZ        

2015
Jun 12-14 – Christchurch Art Show, Wigram Air Force Museum, Christchurch, NZ
Jun 19-21- NZ Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, NZ (Solo Wall)
Jan 16-18 – Solo Artists Exhibition, Queenstown Arts Centre, Queenstown, NZ 

2014
Dec 5-26 – Coming Up For Air, Front Room Gallery, Memorial Street, Queenstown (Solo Show)
Apr 18-May 8 – Aspire!, Queenstown Arts Centre, Queenstown (Solo Show)​
Jul 24-27 – NZ Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, NZ (Solo Wall) 
Jun 19-23 – Christchurch Art Show, Wigram Air Force Museum, Christchurch, NZ (Solo Wall) 
Apr1- Jun 30 – Artspace Gallery, Martinburgh, NZ
Jan 8-14 – Aspiring Art Awards, The Holy Family School, Wanaka, NZ

2013
​Nov – Locations, Queenstown Art Society, Queenstown, NZ (‘Most Out There’ award)
Jul 26-28 – NZ Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, NZ  (Solo Wall)                                           
May 11-25 – It’s All Around You, Shawlands Arcade, Glasgow, UK                                
April 12-21 – Arrowtown Autum Festival, Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown, NZ                                
Feb 22-28 – On a High!, Cloakroom Gallery, Queenstown, NZ          

2012          
​Nov – Locations, Queenstown Art Society, Queenstown, NZ
Aug 18 – Open Studios Day, Queenstown Art Society, Queenstown, NZ                      
Mar 2-9 – Fresh off the Boat, Cloakroom Gallery, Queenstown, NZ  

2010 
Apr 10-24 – Constructed Memories, RGI Kelly Gallery, Douglas Street, Glasgow, UK (Solo Show)

2009
​May 23-24 – Art in the Park, South Side Festival, Queens Park, Glasgow, UK                
March 2009 – Asylum, Phoenix Centre, St James Rd, Glasgow, UK

2008
Dec 1-31 – Pavement, Cafezique, Hyndland Street, Glasgow, UK (Solo Show)
Oct 4-5 – Open Studios Day, Wasps Studios, Hanson Street, Glasgow, UK
Feb 6 – Mar 3 – Paintings + Photograms, Sofi’s, Henderson Street, Edinburgh, UK

2007
Jan-Feb – New Works, West Brewery and Beerhall, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, UK (Solo Show)
​Dec 15-16 – Christmas Show, Wasps Studios, Hanson Street, Glasgow, UK
Oct 6-7 – Open Studios Day, Wasps Studios, Hanson Street, Glasgow, UK

2006
​Feb 9-Mar 12 – Lpinglo, Brutti Ma Buoni, Brunswick Street, Glasgow, UK (Solo Show)                  
Jan 20-Feb 23 – Figure Form, Lloyd Jerome Gallery, Bath Street, Glasgow, UK (Solo Show)
Sept 2-30 – Mixed Media, Fine Art Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, UK
April 1 – The Basement, Home Studio, King Street, Glasgow, UK

2005
​May 27- Jun 24 – Die Strasse, Where The Monkey Sleeps, West Regent Street, Glasgow, UK
April 28- Jun 3 – Art Fair Show, ARTeries Gallery, Glasgow, UK
April 8-11 – Passing Through at Newton Grove, Monitor, Chapeltown, Leeds, UK

2004
Oct 18-31 – Tissue, 13th Note Café, King Street, Glasgow, UK (Solo Show)
Mar 18-31 – KP, Kelly Cooper Bar, Bath Street, Glasgow, UK (Solo Show)
Jan 5-18 – Thoughts, 13th Note Café, King Street, Glasgow, UK (Solo Show)​
Oct 22 – Jailbird, Tobago St. Jail, Calton, Glasgow, UK

2002
​Jun-Aug – Next Generation, Compass Gallery and Pentagon Centre, Glasgow, UK
May – Degree Show, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, UK
Apr-May – Pre-Degree, Marischal Gallery, Aberdeen, UK
Mar – RSA Student Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, UK

2001
​Jun- Jul – Grenzüberschreitungen, DAAD Zentrum, Bonn, DE
Feb – Still Painting, Aberdeen Art Gallery, UK