Born in 1969 to eccentric parents and growing up in a large Georgian property in rural Lincolnshire has informed my creativity and artistic practice. Now as an independent artist I enjoy the freedom of both living and working in the Highlands of Scotland, composing pieces with a reflection of both myself and my surroundings. I work in a variety of media to explore the themes around my environment, childhood and memory.
Damien Hirst commented, “Arts about life and it can’t be really about anything else… there isn’t anything else.”
Immortalising things which have a resonance to me, I also explore the relationship between these objects and materials, combining materiality and assemblage to build a visual language within these connections.
Having achieved a BA honours in glass and ceramics from Sunderland University I then worked in a bronze casting foundry learning and understanding metal casting techniques. Taking the mould making and lost wax knowledge back into University I explored glass casting and slip casting processes whilst studying for a Master’s degree. During this time I had the privilege of working with some incredible people who gave me the opportunity to work in new ways. Photography and film making became accessible because of the generosity of both students and staff within Sunderland University and I articulated my thoughts through the layering of these two disciplines.
 http://damienhirst.com/biography/damien-hirst Damien Hirst cited in Damien Hirst, ‘I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now’ (Booth-Clibborn Editions; Reduced edition, 2005), 20–21
2021- Cabinets, Houses and I- Gallery Pop, Forres
2021- Old Work/ New Perspective - Contemporary Glass Society, online
2020- One Day at a Time- Silent Exhibition, Links Studios, Nairn
2020- RunRabbitRun - Projectroom2020, Art North, online
2020- Glass Meet the Future - North Lands Creative, online
2019- MA exhibition - National Glass Center, Sunderland
2018 - 121st Annual Exhibition - Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh
2018- 40/40 Vision, Wasps Artists, Kirkcudbright
2017 - Top of the Stairs- Links Studios, Nairn
2016 - Fly- Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh
2016- Nairn Book and Arts, Nairn
2009 - New Designers - London
Glasshaus IV - Parndon Mill, Essex
Chase - Royal College of Art, London