Look Beyond !
I invite the viewer to look beyond the trees to the light
Look beyond the play of light on the water to the distant horizon
Look beyond the urban scenes I create, to question our similarities to our ancestors
I ask myself to look beyond the obvious, question, explore….
The Artist’s Journey
I think of my work as a daily artistic journey. Inspired by travel, people and my awareness of the fragility and importance of the natural world. As a landscape and figurative artist I try to document this through paint, mixed media and textiles. Recurrent themes are, time, land and sea.
I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1983, gaining a BA Hons Degree in Fine Arts, specialising in painting and drawing, see awards. On graduating I continued to paint and exhibit, whilst working as a Therapist.
I remain fascinated by the genius and symbolism of William Blake and the clever symbolic language of the Renaissance masters.
Although I grew up in the city and lived in London for a number of years I much preferred the countryside.
In 2013 I set up a studio in the Stirlingshire area where I live with my family of young artists and designers.
As you can imagine I encourage the young creatives to “look beyond”
I have exhibited in London, South East England, galleries and Arts Societies across Central Scotland, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Argyll and Perthshire.
1982 Harry McLean Bequest, Conservation of Paintings, Glasgow School of Art. Joint award, 2 week internship.
1983 Harry McLean Bequest Conservation of paintings. Full Award. Glasgow School of Art.
BA Hons Degree Fine Arts. Glasgow School of Art
Dip COT – Diplomat of The College of Occupational Therapists
South Bank University of London
Scottish Artist Union
Council Member of the Glasgow Art Club
Venetian Noctune Series. Oil painting on canvas, (29×24)inches
Venetian Noctune series, medium oil paint on canvas. (29×24) inches
Watercolour painting from the Venetian Nocturne Series. (10×12) inches.
Transparency of Time
Watercolour painting on Fabriano paper. Dimensions (37×31) inches
Portrait, Mixed media on paper. Dimensions (22×19) inches