Exciting Studio Updates

It’s been nearly four years since I
graduated from my MFA and in that time I’ve had six solo exhibitions, a
number of group exhibitions, held a six-month residency at a textiles
factory and been featured in local and national press, including The
Telegraph and in The Guardian as an “artist to watch”.

These are all achievements I’m really proud of and even more so that my
paintings have continued to sell well throughout this period.

Over the past four years I have been committed to my practice and to
investing in quality materials to make my work. The prices of my
paintings have remained the same since I left art school so I am pleased
to announce that my work will shortly see a small increase in price.

The prices of my paintings will increase by 20% on this Friday at midnight.

If you would like to purchase a painting at the current prices, then there is a large selection available through New Blood Art. Click here to view.

To read more about my professional
journey and achievements, then Sarah Ryan, Director of New Blood Art,
has featured my work in the Investment Tips section of the gallery website. Click here to read.

New series of still life paintings

The traditions of oil painting are constantly informing my work. I look back at materials or processes that artists would have used in the past and try to approach them in a contemporary way. With this in mind, I regularly move between portrait, landscape and still life painting. Each discipline offers something to my practice. I am currently focusing on still life painting, specifically exploring a quite graphic composition alongside reduced colour combinations. Here are the first four paintings of the series…

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

May is shaping up to be a busy month. 

Here are three events you can find me at…

1. 4th-7th May: Fractured Two at Studio 11, Meadow Mill, Dundee

A group exhibition curated by Dundee-based photographer Kathryn Rattray. I was very excited to have been invited to exhibit at this brand new space, which is on the ground floor of the WASPS artist’s studios in Dundee. The exhibition will be a preview of my brand new 2018 collection (title to be confirmed!), which will be exhibited in full at Pittenweem Arts Festival later this year. The venue looks to be an exciting place for emerging artists to exhibit their work in the city and has real potential, as there is nothing like it in Dundee. Fractured Two will be Studio 11’s second exhibition and brings together four painters, a ceramist, a carpenter and a photographer. 

2. 8th May: Make/Share

A monthly event hosted by Creative Dundee. I am one of four speakers at April’s Make/Share event at The Beer Kitchen in Dundee. The theme will be The Worship of ‘busy’ and I will be talking a bit about my residency at the Halley Stevensons textiles factory in Dundee. The event runs 7pm – 8.30pm and is free entry.

3. 12th May: Iconic Dundee: Halley Stevensons presents Home & Dry 

A Dundee Fashion Week event. This one day event onboard HMS Unicorn brings together a selection of Halley Stevensons’ clients to celebrate the diversity of their waxed cotton fabric. I had the immense pleasure of working with Halley Stevensons in 2017 and will be presenting some of the paintings I created during my residency at the factory. I will also be selling limited edition prints, including the hugely popular A3 print of Factory Sunset. Open 10-4.30pm and a rare opportunity to board HMS Unicorn for free!

As always, email me with any questions, or if you’d like to reserve a piece of work.

Thanks for reading!


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