Bio

I predominantly use traditional techniques in my work because of the hands-on approach and playful quality you’ll receive in the outcomes of painting, model making and printmaking. In this past year I have made work surrounding themes on environments, in each project I have focussed heavily on the feeling a space gives you and how to portray this mood through different forms of art.

My main project was a children’s book called Phoebe Flew. I wrote the story about a young girl whose imagination allows her to dance and express herself. I also interspersed paper model projects where I modelled real places to highlight the effects of lockdown and not being able to travel to those spaces. Lastly, I did a range of paintings that are based on my observations from in and around Edinburgh.  

Watercolour and Gouache painting of communal garden.
Communal Garden, 2020, Gouache and Watercolour, 190mm x 150mm
Watercolour and Gouache painting of communal garden.
Communal Garden, 2020, Gouache and Watercolour, 150mm x 200mm
Gouache painting of the Pentland Hills-shows the plants and wildlife on a snowy hill, surrounding skiers and hikers.
Pentland Hills, 2021, Gouache, 200mm x 150mm
Gouache painting of Portobello Beach-shows swimmers, people on beach and white dog.
Portobello, 2021, Gouache, 200mm x 150mm
Model made out of paper. Based on my parents living room wall.
Living room wall, 2021, Painted paper, 210mm x 150mm
Page out of my 12 page children's book: Phoebe Flew expand
Phoebe Flew- page 7, 2021, Gouache, Watercolour and Procreate, 420mm x 270mm
Page out of my 12 page children's book: Phoebe Flew expand
Phoebe Flew- page 5, 2021, Gouache, Watercolour and Procreate, 420mm x 270mm
Page out of my 12 page children's book: Phoebe Flew expand
Phoebe Flew- page 2, 2021, Gouache, Watercolour and Procreate, 420mm x 270mm
Page out of my 12 page children's book: Phoebe Flew expand
Phoebe Flew- page 4, 2021, Gouache, Watercolour and Procreate, 420mm x 270mm
Garden cushion design

This lino print was designed to be a cushion cover. Research into the communal garden that I share with my neighbours helped me to develop the visual narrative aspects of this piece. I experimented with light in this design, the beam of light creates an interesting composition and works with the techniques used in lino printing. Using one colour gives the viewer freedom to picture the scene as either daytime or night-time. This print closely links to my paintings based on the same subject matter.

Lino cut cushion design inspired by my communal garden.
The Garden, 2020, Lino Print, 300mm x 300mm
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