I am inspired by natural and urban landscapes, exploring positive and negative space, and the challenge of turning my subject matter into stylised cut-out drawings. I have an ever-growing fascination in reducing complex scenery down to more simplified lines and block colours.
All my cut-out works start with pencil and paper as I spend hours drawing from life in my sketchbook. These drawings are then either hand cut from sheet material using a Stanley knife, Jigsaw or plasma cutter; or by using laser technology.
For laser cut drawings, I re-create my pencil drawn compositions on the computer, painstakingly adding detail by hand until I am finally happy. The laser then cuts out the drawing, creating eye catching and intriguing pieces.
My unique wall mounted pieces are hung directly onto the wall where they cast beautiful shadows which vary depending on strength of light, cloud or time of day, a deliberately interactive and living aspect to my art.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2022 ‘Inception’ Dalkeith Palace, Dalkeith
2022 Gallery 32 ‘Winter Sculpture Park’, Bexley London
2022 ‘Re-Connect’ VACMA Award East Lothian, The John Grey Centre, Haddington
2020 ‘Salon des Refuses’ part of New Light Art Prize, Scarborogh Art Gallery
2019 ‘UTOPIA’, touring exhibition, Society of Scottish Artists
2019 Royal Birmingham Society of Artist, Prize Exhibition (Highly Commended)
2018 ‘Summer Exhibition 2018’ Royal Academy, London
2018 ‘Contemporary Young Artist Award 2018’ Shortlisted at Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle
2018 ‘Present Perfect Continuous’ group exhibition, Zverev Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow
2022 Borders Art Fair, Kelso, Scotland
2021 Marchmont House Open Studio, Duns, Scotland
2020 The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
2020 Borders Art Fair, Kelso Scotland
2019 MADE:Showcase Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2019 Chantry House Gallery, Harrogate
2019 The Number Four Gallery, St Abbs
2019 The Moreton Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh
2019 Borders Art Fai’, Kelso Scotland
2019 Flux group exhibition at The Army Museum, London
2019 Talented Art Fair, London
2019 Yorkshire Landscapes Art Form Gallery, Bradford
2019 Winter Exhibition Roundhay Park, English Art Co.
2018 30X30 Group exhibition, Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy
2018 Art Roundhay Park English Art Co group exhibition, Leeds
2018 New Artist Fair, London
2018 Summer Exhibition Globe Arts Gallery, Slaithwaite
2018 Vibran’ Exhibition Art Number 23 Gallery, Biscuit Factory London
2016 The Long Gallery, Sheffield Children’s Hospital Re-Present Exhibition
2015 Enjoy Art Gallery, Marsden Yorkshire
2014 Handmade in Britain, Little Venice London
2014 MADE:Showcase Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2019 Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh
2021 Marchmont House, Scottish Borders