About Me

My Landscape is made up of people and places I inhabit. I chose to return to Orkney. The landscape resonates with me. I discover it as I paint it.

I studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art (2:1)

Awards And Residencies

2019            VACMA grant to attend a course at Edinburgh Print Studio

2015            Residency in North Ronaldsay awarded by Creative Scotland/ OIC

2012 –13     Island Gateway residency T.H.I Stromness

2008            Award from hi-arts to learn safe etching in Edinburgh Print Studio

2006            Travel Award from hi-arts to London

2002-2004   Research Scholarship from The Prince’s Drawing School

2001            The Cuthbert Prize, awarded by the R.G.I

2000            The Morrison’s Portrait Award   Runner-up

1999            Three month residency at The School of Restoration And Conservation,

                Lytomysle,  Czech Republic

1998            The Emmy Sachs Prize, awarded by Glasgow School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2020           We Woke and The World Was Different     Northlight, Stromness

2019           Chasing Time                                              Northlight, Stromness

2018           Changing Places                           The Old Library, Kirkwall

2016           A Small Town                              The Scottish Gallery

2015           Windows Are Eyes                      Northlight, Stromness

2014           Pitch                                            Northlight, Stromness

2012           The Lion’s Teeth                         Northlight , Stromness

2011           Portrait Of An Alter Ego             Wool and Wine

2011           Hill and Voe                                The Pier Arts Centre

2009            Arc O Möns                               The Brae Gallery, Stromness

2008           Black Thunder                             The Loft, Orkney

2008           The Rake’s Progress                    Porteous Brae Gallery, Orkney

2006           A Short Lived Moment Nearly   The Orkney Gallery, Orkney

2005           From Where I’m Standing           The Reel, Orkney

2004           Next Tuesday                             The Compass Gallery, Glasgow

1999           One Too Many                           Glasgow Project Rooms

1999           Of My Legs                                 Site specific locations around Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2019             Miniatures                                          The Scottish Gallery

2018             Six Of The Best                                 The Loft Gallery

2017            175 Years                                       The Scottish Gallery

2017             Willick’s Shed                                     Northlight, Stromness

2015 , 2013  Open Windows                                 Stromness

2014            Rhythms Of Land And Sea            The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2014            What Seas, What Shores                 Da Gadderie, Shetland

2012            Street Shapes                                    Orkney Library, The Commercial Hotel.

2010            Book Stone Voe                              Northlight Studio, Stromness

                    Art @ Lunch                                     The Science Festival, The Peedie Kirk,

                    To Be                                                Northlight Studio Stromness

2007            Shrine                                                Site Specific Installation, Stromness

                    Exhibition Of Artist’s Books               Porteous Brae Gallery, Orkney

                    Exhibition Of Drawings                      Edinburgh College of Art                

                    Tent                                                   Untitled Exhibition Fourth Barrier, Stromness

2006            Discerning Eye                                   The Mall Galleries invited artist    

2005            London Calling                                  Mansfield Gallery,  Glasgow

2004            Drawing on London                         Art Space,  London

                    The Jerwood Drawing Prize             The Jerwood Space, London

                    The B.P Portrait Award                  The National Portrait Gallery, London

2000            This Never Really Happened         The Arlington Baths,  Glasgow

2000            The Eighth Scottish Drawing Prize  Paisley Art Institute,  Paisley

1999            The Body Is Still A Good Read        The Pentagon,  Glasgow

1999            The S.S.A.                                         Scottish Royal Academy


2017-2019          Print technician at Soulisquoy Print Studio.

2016-on going     Print tutor at Orkney College

2016- on going    Independent Living Support worker.

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