I am a sculptor based in the Scottish Highlands. Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, I moved to the Highlands in 1999 and graduated from the University of the Highlands & Islands in 2018 with a First Class honours degree in Contemporary Art & Contextualised Practice. I forge copper primarily, but woodworking, stone and plastic (HDPE) manipulation, also play a part in my sculptures. At a 2 month long residency in Cawdor Scotland in 2019, I realised that I owed my existence to two contradictory impulses: a border and a bridge. Newcastle born with Scottish ancestry, I am always seeking that elusive sense of calm that comes with feeling, 'at home' in a place.
I currently work as an Art & Wellbeing tutor for the Workers Educational Association. I have exhibited at LOT 18, a pop up gallery in the Victorian Market in Inverness and I have been published online in Interartive – Walking Art/Walking Aesthetics, with my Wayfaring Project. I have also exhibited work alongside Robert Callender, David Cass and Joseph Calleja at An Talla Solais, Ullapool and also with the Platforms Project at the Athens School of Fine Art in Athens, through Fronteer Art, Sheffield. My Wayfinding Project, which was the result of the residency at Cawdor, was published in a book by Aldobranti Fosco-Fornio, in February 2020. I continue to exhibit in various locations and to develop my copper forging and flame painting, with a focus on brain function and nature.