Totally thrilled to have my painting They Are accepted for this year's Annual exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. And totally unexpected but thrilled to have received the RSA The Scottish Artists Benevolent Association award for 2021! The exhibition can be viewed here
I have become a member of Artcan.org!
Very Pleased to announce that I have been accepted as a member of Artcan. They are a no-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions, an open network of 'likeminded' peers, and practical support structure.
Looking forward to working collaboratively with new and emerging artists.
Some news about my Painting and Printmaking exploits
FLOW, Visual Arts Scotland. Dec 20 - Jan 21
Tried something a little different this time. Taking inspiration from Rubens classical paintings, the work explores themes of gender, sexuality, race, and domesticity. The exhibition is virtual and runs until 21 January 2021.
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Interactions of colour, Dec 20-Jan 21
This painting is so hard to capture by photograph. There is a gold coloured paint that looks different depending on the angle it is viewed at. So I was a teeny bit disappointed that the exhibition had to be held online due o COVID restrictions - it really does look so much better in the flesh!
'Depth', Acrylic on canvas
Essential Forms Members Show, Nov 2020, Saltspace Gallery
I feel very pleased to be taking part in this year's member's show at Saltspace. Lovely to take part in a physical exhibition again with a great selection of emerging artists.
Over The Rainbow Exhibition, 10-21 Nov 2020, Tolbooth Stirling
So pleased to be taking part in the Over the Rainbow exhibition at the Tolbooth in Stirling. A collection of work made during lockdown. This is my painting 'Socks'
Gradcurate , Summer Exhibition, 21 Aug - 5 Oct 2020
Excited to be involved with this exhibition of recent Scottish graduates, held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions . Very honoured to be amongst such talent! Also, very impressed with the functionality of this online exhibition
'Thoughts Are Free ' Exhibition
Delighted to be part of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art "Thoughts Are Free' Exhibition. Runs 10 July to 20 August 2020.
Definition of ‘put a sock in it’ Lexico.com (Oxford dictionary):
(usually in imperative) Stop talking.
Thoughts are free, but we are not free from the consequence of our words and actions. This time is overwhelming . We just need to know where we are going and what to do. We need hope. Hope that the virus will abate , quieten down , retract , be muted.
Hope and despair are synonymous with each other. Despair exists in a continuum with hope. Despair at what sometimes feels hopeless . Despair at untruths, lies, misinformation and a deafening silence at the absurdity of it all . The hypocrisy of it. This work is in direct response to my desire to stop it and them being unbearable. Hope is not given by being hypocritical. Hope must be reflected in positive actions and words
Paisley Art Institute : Annul Exhibition 2020
Pleased to have been selected for the 132nd Annual Online Exhibition launching 25 July and running to 6 September.
Embody Without Burden: A Celebration of Motherhood exhibition
Exciting opening at the RGI 'Embody Without Burden' Exhibition.
Opening 7 March 2020.
Ecofeminism Exhibition: Utopia, Arts Pavillion London
Absolutely thrilled to have my work selected for the Ecofeminism exhibition "Utopia" at the Art Pavilion, London. postponed until October 2021.
SaltSpace Opening Exhibition
Exciting evening at the SaltSpace Opening Exhibition. Had these two works on show . 11/10/19
AON Community Award 19/20
Absolutely delighted to receive the AON Community Award 19-20 as part of my degree show. Works on display in the Leadenhall building, London until May 2021.
Back in May, I took part in a series of talks with some other artists from HeArt Business. Each of the five artists took it in turns to interview one of the other artists live on Instagram, to get an insight into them and and their practice.
It was so interesting and I learned a lot about the other artists. I had the honour of being interviewed by the wonderful YvonJane van Leeuwen, a Netherlands based artist, whose own artworks are vibrant and colourful. You can see the interview here
I am a proud member of Artcan.org.uk. Their annual fundraiser From Artcan With Love features amazing postcard sized artworks by its vast array of national and international artists members, each one costing just £40!
This is a little time-lapse video of me painting my postcard. I called it We Can. All proceeds go to Artcan to support their activities. The event is held over Zoom and it’s fastest finger first so if you see something you like you need to be quick! Register to attend via Eventbrite here. Should be a fun evening.
30 x30, Society of Scottish Artists Exhibition, Dec 20-Jan 21
Here, I decided to make a cradle frame, which gives the painting a 3 dimensional feel. I don't usually work this small, which was challenging at times!