I think that painting is important. I see it as being intrinsically linked to cultural memory and an ideal medium to link the past to the present.
The memorial presence of the past takes many forms and serves many purposes, ranging from nostalgic longing for what is lost to polemical use of the past to reshape the present. The paintings I make deal with both of these aspects, and serve as a longing and a warning as well as an active means or reshaping the past. Cultural recall and nostalgia is not merely something of which you happen to be a bearer but something that you actually perform, even if, in many instances, such acts are not conscious or wilful.
I have a Masters in Fine from Glasgow School of Art which I graduated from in 2012. I currently live and work in Glasgow.
2010 – 2012 Masters in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.
2004 – 2007 BA (hons) Painting & Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2012-2013 ExTRAct exhibtion at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
2012 Saatchi New Sensations shortlisted artist (selected by John Stezaker, Richard Wilson, Shonagh Manson ,Jake Miller, Nancy Durrant ,Tabitha Jackson and Rebecca Wilson)