My current focus is based on observations of the various stages of the life cycle of plants and how landscape is shaped by the elements. Natural growth and decay are core inspirations with points of change fleeting and fragile and my artistic response provides an exciting challenge.
One particular interest is the interaction of forms and one way I explore this theme is through combining different materials in my work.
At present I am combining metal and ceramics – two contrasting materials which has presented interesting challenges in creating a coherent sculptural piece. In making the piece, I was conscious that these two materials will be impacted by the elements in different ways – the patina of the metal dramatically changing in contrast to the stability of the ceramic form – and this adds an additional dimension to the form.
I studied sculpture and ceramics from Gray’s School of Art and graduated with a diploma and post diploma and taught art for many years.
I am a professional member of SSA, VAS and PAI and over the years I was awarded prizes from the art school including a travelling scholarship and also several prizes from RSA, VAS and PAI.
I exhibit regularly at national and local level, have worked on several commissions and occasionally open my studio to the public.
My studio has a rural outlook and is situated near Biggar overlooking the hills of the Scottish Borders.