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‘I was born in 1977 and live and work in Glasgow, Scotland. I’ve worked as a full time artist for a few years now, and I’ve exhibited in many galleries all over England and the USA.
I was always a big fan of portraits and the scope of what can be captured in a moment, the stillness of the figure, the stare looking out at you, the placement of objects around the subject, everything is there for a reason, to accentuate the meaning behind the portrait. I would always rather hang a portrait on my wall than a nice landscape !
I am married, and have three children, and a charismatic cat.’
+++About My Art+++
My art is a deep expression of a somewhat lost childhood innocence in all of us. It resembles a need to find reason in what we see, it challenges our thoughts of comfort, safety and social acceptance, it challenges our preconceived ideas of childhood. It touches on the taboos of bringing children and death closer than is normally comfortable and evokes a sense of overwhelming calmness, and perhaps contempt to the viewer.
Abandonment features heavily, the sense of loss and longing. And of being alone in the world.
The sheer stillness of my girls poses are accentuated with the movement around them, in their flowing hair or landscapes. Offering what seems like just a brief moment of their world, catching a glimpse of their lives and their emotions.
The girls featureless faces force the surrounding paintings into describing the scene for the viewer. Their faces lack of form are more childlike (and almost foetus like) and the lack of emotion is tinged with powerful wounded messages of grief tinged with hope.