I am drawn to old things, weathered things, often overlooked things, and the colours and patterns which appear there over time: layers of chipped paint on the side of a skip, a watery bloom of rusting metal around a pump outlet on a Calmac ferry – inspiration can strike in the oddest of places!

I work with acrylic paints, collage and photography, scratching and scraping to reveal hidden layers and colours. My favourite part of the process isn’t the actual painting, it’s the taking-off of the paint – I do this between each layer with various implements including an old credit card, a rag, a screwdriver or an old quill pen. Although I work with a very considered palette, I’m never 100% sure what lies beneath, and it’s this element of surprise which I find most exciting and which drives me to paint the next picture.

I have exhibited at Art Pistol Gallery and the Thistle Gallery (Glasgow), Green Gallery (Buchlyvie and Dollar) and the Lillie Art Gallery (Milngavie).

Current works for sale

This artist currently has no works for sale, please let us know if you would like to be kept informed when their work is back in the gallery.