My ideas are grounded in my interest in the environment and how we as humans interact with our surroundings and with nature. Much of my own identification of ‘self’ and where I feel most grounded is when I am surrounded by the natural environment, be this the wild places of Scotland, or remote corners of the world. In current times it is all too easy to become disconnected from our roots, and for me, nurturing a connection to land and place has become a fundamental aspect of my creative process.
Printmaking is an integral part of my practice, with a particular focus on stone lithography, mokulito and monotype. My work oscillating between representation and abstraction, as I endeavour to capture the sensibility, majesty, and energy of my own encounters with place. Through mark making and printed works I am striving to create a wordless, yet evocative narrative, for the viewer to take up residence in, and in so doing form their own connections with nature.
I graduated in Pharmacology prior to studying for an MFA (Illustration). The unique combination of art and science has led to a keen interest in printmaking, where the alchemy of the process is a fundamental part of the final composition.