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Statement of Practice

The human body has long inspired artists and representations of it can be found in many of the world’s greatest works of art.

Such works could not have been produced without meticulous study and observation. Nowadays, figure drawing is in danger of being regarded as an outmoded means of artistic expression.

The demise of life drawing in our art institutions is lamentable, because the disciplines it teaches underpin most of our visual language and these are very often productively transferred to other areas of art and design.

 

As artists, we use visual information to convey our innermost thoughts and ideas. The human form and condition, have been used continuously by artists down through the ages to convey a wealth of such information, and how to communicate this to the viewer is one of the most difficult challenges an artist can face.

 

So central is the human form to the history of art that it inevitably became an accepted standard against which draftsmen tested and sharpened essential drawing skills’.

 

As we become more engaged with technology, we humans are becoming ‘mind heavy’ and are losing the ability to stay connected with our own bodies.

 

Focusing on the human figure with the understanding that it is the most expressive vehicle in which to represent the human condition, I am interested in creating artworks that also serve to embody my deeper interests of Anatomy, Eastern philosophy, and Movement practices and I have continually tried to capture the essence of each within my work. 

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“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

Leonardo da Vinci

CV

2000  –   BA(Hons) Fine Art- Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

2004  –   Master of Fine Art - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

2014  –   Master of Science - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

 

 

Exhibitions-

Jul 2021         Mixed Summer show

                       The Velvet Easel Gallery

Jun 2021        Contemporary Figures

                       Society of Scottish Artists

Jun 2021        Scottish Drawing Competition 2021

                       Paisley Arts Institute

Mar 2021       'Figures and Faces'

                       Gallery Q

Mar 2021       Mixed Spring Exhibition

                       Fidra Fine Art

Dec 2020       ‘Northern Lights’ Mixed Winter show

                       Eion Stewart Fine Art

Nov 2020       Mixed Winter Exhibition

                       Strathearn Gallery

Oct 2020       ‘Autumn Serenade’ Mixed Autumn show

                       Eion Stewart Fine Art

Aug 2020       ‘Coming Home’

                       Aberdeen Artist’s Society Annual exhibition

Aug 2020       ‘Lockdown Lore’

                       Elphinstone Project 

Aug 2020       ‘Homeworks’

                       Spilt Milk Annual Exhibition

Sep 2019       ‘Seven’ Mixed Autumn exhibition

                       Eion Stewart Fine Art, Stonehaven

Jun 2019        ‘embodyment’, solo exhibition of life drawings

                       Hy, Stonehaven 

Nov 2014       Clinical Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Nov 2014       MSc Past Masters.

                       Roseangle Art Gallery, Dundee.

Aug 2012       Belmont Cinema. Photography showreel.

Dec 2006       Peacock A5 Christmas exhibition.

Nov 2004       ‘Nexus’ Joint exhibition with Adrienne McStay

                       Meffan gallery, Forfar.

Mar 2004       National Review of Live Art –

                       The Arches, Glasgow

                       Performance with video - ‘Direction of Journey’

Nov 2003       PARIP Forum –

                       The Arches, Glasgow

                       Performance - ‘Vestige’

May 2003       Collaborative Exhibition with MFA and Mlitt students

                       St. Andrews University

Apr 2003       Street Performance - ‘Connections’ 

                       St. Andrews 

Mar 2003       Performance with video - ‘Direction of Journey’

                       Drouthy Neebors, Dundee

Dec 2002       Art Walk and Reading Performance from ‘Sunset Song’

                       Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven