About Me


“These works are rich with nostalgia, not least in the palette of colours associated with old print colourised, over-processed and faded by passing decades. Bleached, earthy tones are streaked with flashes of cadmium red and intense, saturated blues. But this is something more nuanced than a straightforward longing for a simpler age”

 Author Jane Alexander 2016

I think we have an increasingly transient relationship with the landscape around us. Like many other people I take endless snapshots with my phone or digital camera of the journeys I make. I think that sometimes in this digital process we lose the connection that we have with nature when we experience it hands on. 

Painting is a tool which enables me to study the landscape in more depth. A photograph takes a fleeting moment whereas a painting can take hours, weeks and sometimes months to create. In a painting I can capture the textures and colours in more depth as layer upon layer of paint and collage is applied and manipulated. I want to celebrate the joy that we can experience when we stop and look closely at what surrounds us.

Education
1997 - 1998 Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, MA European Fine Art 
1992 - 1996 Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) Drawing & Painting

Solo Exhibitions
2018 ' Out There' Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2016 ‘Silent Spaces’ 3 person show, Fidra Fine Art 
2014 ‘A Different Light’ RGI Award Exhibition
2011 'Passing Places' Howden Arts Centre, Livingston 
1998 ‘Unearthed’ Grizedale Sculpture Park

Recent Group Exhibitions

2018 RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy
'New Beginnings' Fidra Fine Art, Gullane
SSA/VAS Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2017 National Open Art Exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
'All Square' Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton
Invited artist Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh
'Collective' Fringe by the sea, North Berwick
'Festival' Mixed Show Cameron Contemporary Art
'Drawing & Etching' Fidra Fine Art
SSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2016 ‘Sunday Times Watercolour Prize’ Mall Galleries, London
ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
‘Small Wonders’ Fringe by the Sea open studio, North Berwick
Art in healthcare - Annual Fundraiser, Gayfield Creative Space, Edinburgh
‘Moving Mountains’ An Ealdhain Arts Trust, Lime Tree Gallery
Royal Scottish Academy Open, Edinburgh
SSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2015 Cameron Contemporary Art, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
Jayne Stokes & Lyndsey Redford, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
‘Drawings’ Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London

2014 ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London 
Winter Show, Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton 
Affordable Art Fair, London, Cameron Contemporary Art 
‘Inspired’ Macmillan art exhibition Bonhams, Edinburgh.
Longlisted John Moores Painting Prize

Awards 
2017 SSA Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize
2016 Moidart Trust Landscape Prize / RSA Art in Healthcare award
2012 RGI Crinan Award
1999 South London Press Community Artist Award

Long listed - Stage 2 John Moores Painting Prize, Threadneedle Painting prize
Shortlisted - William Littlejohn Watercolour Prize RSA, Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2016 & 2015

2017 Awarded Professional Membership of the Society Scottish Artists 


Gallery representation

https://www.openeyegallery.co.uk

http://www.cameroncontemporaryart.com

http://www.fidrafineart.co.uk