DJCAD Second Year Fine Art – Semester 1


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We do ‘not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious’ (Carl Jung)

I use painting, printing, poetry, music, video, sound and performance to explore betrayal, the shadow archetype and projection as understood in Jungian psychology while also trying to keep my holistic and environmental concerns in mind. I scrutinize our shallow understanding of sexual desire and betrayal within a western, monogamous cultural framework and the surrounding shame that prohibits open discussion of this embarrassing subject, by visualising the individual stripped down to their body parts in a state of arousal. As a species forever in our heads, I try to use some humour to depict us, in all our raw and exposed animal glory and to encourage questioning of our current sexual script.



I use painting, printing, poetry, music, video, sound and performance to consider damage and repair, both psychological and in the natural world. Human waste, environmentalism and holistic and sustainable living are also at the core of my work.

In my landscape paintings, I explore themes of solitude, escape, survival and childhood games of losing oneself in wild and free places and worlds. Focusing on the overlooked areas of the North East of Scotland and its flora, I play with the effects of light and expose its transcendental colours.
I am endlessly fascinated by the shapes and patterns that are created when the straight lines of farmland cut into fluid undulating surfaces, our continual attempts to manage and make order of the chaotic wilderness and the wild beauty that always creeps back in around the edges. I try to depict the terrifying loneliness of remote abandoned and derelict buildings and natures swift reclamation of our marks on the land.

In my video and performance work I use Carl Jung’s shadow archetype as a vehicle to scrutinize, our understanding of desire and betrayal within a western, monogamous cultural framework, to encourage open discussion.




2019 – present, Fine Art BA (Hons), Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

2018 – 2019, NC Music, North East of Scotland College, Aberdeen

1993 – 1994, NC Art and Design, Glasgow College of Building and printing, Glasgow




April 2017 – May 2019, Walking Without Walls, Digital Residency, Deveron Projects, Huntly


Events and Achievements

  • November 2019, Church Dundee, Performed in Fleeting Motions – A Show Case of Performance Art
  • November 2019, 28 Coutties Wynd, Dundee, Art Party – Exhibition, Performance and Discussion
  • August 2019, Repair, album release
  • January 2019, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Lunchtime Talks at the Maritime Museum, Aberdeen – Presented A Transcultural Exchange
  • August 2018, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Arts Festival – Art, Borders and Migration – presented Walking Without Walls
  • August 2018, Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Austria – Global Academy II, Examples of Transcultural Exchange- Presented Walking Without Walls as a Pecha Kucha
  • May 2018, Walking Without Walls, Tate Modern, London – Film included in Tate Exchange Programme Presented by Cornerstone Arts
  • April 2018, Walking Without Walls, Huntly – Simultaneous Slow Marathons in Scotland and Gaza
  • 2015, The Story of Mouse– Collaborative book publication
  • 2014, Featured on Sky TVs ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’
  • 2017 – 2019, Collaboratively hand built and established an off-grid, self-sufficient natural house and five-acre forest gardens, Aberdeenshire
  • 2002 – 2016, Opened and ran Northern Eye Gallery, Ceres
  • 2002 – 2018, Led workshops, classes, walks and private tutored in intuitive painting, healing weeds, plant journaling, natural paint-making and clay oven and rocket stove building
  • 1997 – 2019, Home educated my two children



The Town Collection, Huntly

ConocoPhillips,RubislawHouse, Aberdeen

Various private collections in the UK and the United States


Solo Exhibitions


2018, Ethical Gift Shop, Huntly – Walking Without Walls

2018, The Bank Restaurant, Huntly

2015, The Art Room, Huntly

2015 The Gallery, Elgin Library, Elgin – Repair

2015 The Tearoom, Castle of Park, Cornhill

2015, 2014 NEOS, The Bothy, Knock

2013 NEOS The Old Shop, Huntly

2013 Larks Gallery, Ballater

2011 Touched by Scotland, Insch

1999, 2013 Still Life Studio, Aberlour – The Painted Land

2005, 2006 The Blue Door Gallery, Pittenweem

2002, 2004, 2006 Northern Eye Gallery, Ceres

2000 Insomnia, Glasgow – Postnatal Impression


Duo Exhibitions


2018, 2017 The Ethical Gift Shop, Huntly

2017, 2015 Forgue Church, Forgue

2007 Still Life, Aberlour

1999 Logie Steading, Forres

1996 Barnyard Studios and Gallery, Garmouth – Mojo


Collective Exhibitions 


2019, Mathew Building Upper and Lower Foyer, Dundee – Rubatosis

2019, The Cooper Gallery, Dundee – Studio Jamming

2019, The Artist’s Studio, Aberlour

2019, RBS Building, Huntly – Five Huntly Artists

2019, The Blue Roof Gallery, Oyne

2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009 Larks Gallery, Ballater

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Imagine at 27, Banff

2016, 2015, The Wee Gallery, Cullen

2016, 2014 Archies Art, The Wood Group, Aberdeen

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 The Holburn Gallery, Aberdeen

2015 Teasel and Tweed, Aberdeen

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 The Elgin Gallery, Elgin

2016, 2014, 2012, 2009 Art Aboyne, Aboyne

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003 Still Life, Aberlour

2011, 2004, 2000, 1999 Just Art, Fochabers

2009, 2008 Coast Festival, Macduff

2007, Mcgregor Fine Art, Glasgow

2007, 2005 Carby Art, Aberdeen

2004 Eduardo Allessandros, Broughty Ferry

2004 The Queens Gallery, Dundee

2004 Gallery Nomansland, Aberlour

2004, 2003, 2002 Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxford

2002 ConocoPhillips, Rubislaw House, Aberdeen

2002 Indigo for Contemporary Art, St Andrews

2002, 2000 Frames Contemporary Gallery, Perth

2002 The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

2001 Nickleson Gallery, Scone

2000 The Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan

2000 The Glasgow Room, Princes Square, Glasgow

2000 The Gallery, Cupar

2000 The Weem, Pittenweem