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I was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art and worked in the capital city until moving to Barcelona, Spain, then Winchester, UK to complete an M.A. in Contemporary European Fine Art. After 18 years of professional practice in Harstad, Northern Norway, I now have my studio and work in the Sierra de Libar area, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

I have a rich professional life, working in the arts and exhibiting nationally and internationally. During my years in Norway I was active in the North Norwegian Artists' Union (Nord Norsk Bildende Kunstnere) as a board member, and worked as a college lecturer in art and art history at Nordland College of Art and FIlm, Kabelvåg. For six years I was the Director of the Gallery of Northern Norway (Galleri NordNorge) curating and collaborating with, among others, The Northern Museum of Art, Tromsø, and The National Museum, Oslo exhibiting work by Paul McCarthy, Norway 10 designers, Queen Sonja, Kjell Nupen and Peder Balke.

 

RECENT AND UPCOMING 2017 - 2020

SELF Group Show, The Artists Pool, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, March, 2020

Reset, Art Magazine UK, Artist of the Month Featured Article, April, 2020

Housekeeping!, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London, 2020

Black and White, Pineapple Black Arts Gallery, Middelsborough, UK, 2019-2020

Average Art 39, October Publication 2019. With Sylvia Sanna, Emma Walker, Carrot, 2019

Surface Work. Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain, 2018

BLOW. Collaboration with Claire Carswell MA(RCA), Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain, 2018

Surface Work. Antigua Cine, Montejaque, Spain, 2017

OTHER EXHIBITIONS | AWARDS | PUBLICATIONS

Solo Show. Sør Troms Museum, Trondeness, Harstad, Norway

Reflections. Solo Show, A:rt Gymsal, Harstad, Norway

Represented by Society of Scottish Artists

Horizontal Works. Solo Show, Ateliér Lofoten Gallery, Svolvær, Norway

Nordnorsk Kulturråd Collection. Tromsø Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway

Norwegian State Material Grant II, Oslo, Norway

Furness/Moen/O’Donnell/Skotnes. Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway

Den 7. Tromsutstillinga (7. Troms Region Art Exhibition), Tromsø, Norway

Norwegian State Material Grant I, Oslo, Norway

Commissioned for Harstad Kommune (Harstad District Council), Harstad, Norway

Southampton University, Faculty of Arts Dept., Southampton

Cheltenham and Gloucester Drawing Show, Berlin | Hull

Group Show, Can Felipa, Barcelona, Spain

Art on the Rock, Stirling Castle, Stirling

Celtic Conexion. Euskal Extea, Centre Cultural, Barcelona, Spain

British Workhouse Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA 

Scottish Contemporary Painters and Printmakers Exhibition, Edinburgh

Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, Southampton

Grandisca. Group show, Museo Nuova Era, Bari and La Spezia, Italy 

Scottish Painters Group Show. Frontiers Gallery, Edinburgh

Incontri d’Arte. Group Show, Guild Gallery, Bristol

Artepremio Giovani Fiera del Levante. Artists in Puglia, Bari, Italy

New Works. Solo Show. Galleria Panorama, Barcelona, Spain

Awarded Fiera del Levante Prize  ‘Artists in Puglia’ Exhibition. Bari, Italy

Awarded Cross Gates Gallery Award, Kentucky, USA and Mall Galleries, London

New Works in Architecture. Solo Show. Cloister Gallery, Bristol

Artist-in-Residence, Clifton College, Bristol

Doric Work. Solo Show, Studio Gallery, Edinburgh

Commissioned by Stephens Architects, Glamis; Icon paintings for Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Naval Church, Rosyth, Scotland

Commissioned by The Scottish Office; St. Andrew’s House Scottish Office HQ, Edinburgh

Solo Show. Loretto Gallery, Musselburgh, Scotland

New Works. Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (R.I.A.S.), Edinburgh

Facade. Solo Show, Hillside Gallery, Edinburgh

Incontri D’Arte. Group Show, Bari, Italy

New Generation Show. Mercury Gallery. London

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Chairman of Board for Foundation Sierra de Libar, Spain. 2014 - 2019. 

Board Member for Creative Business Development Board, Innovasjon Norge, Norway. 2013 - 2017.

Director of Galleri NordNorge (Gallery of Art Northern Norway), Harstad. 2012 - 2017.

Delegate Board Member, Sparebank1 Northern Norway , Art Foundation. 2012 - 2016. 

Owner, Director and CEO, A:rt Gymsal AS, Harstad, Norway. 2004 - 2016.

Board Member, Harstad Regional Chamber of Commerce, Norway. 2006 - 2009. 

Board Member, Kunskapsparken Nord (Knowledge Park North), Harstad, Norway. 2006 - 2008. 

Course Leader for Edunor Troms, Painting and Drawing Adult Education Enterprise, Harstad, Norway. 2003 - 2006. 

Lecturer in Art History and Theory, Drawing and Painting, Nordland Kunst-og Filmskole Art and Film College), Kabelvag, Norway. 1999 - 2006. 

Art Consultant/Curator for Bø i Vesteråle's Hospital, Straumen, Norway. 2004 - 2006. 

2001 - 2006. Board Member Nordnorske Billende Kunstnere -NNBK (Professional Artists´Union HQ), Svolvær, Norway

Board Member, Festspillene I Nord-Norge (Festival of Arts Northern Norway) Harstad. 2003 - 2008. 

Member of Advisory Board, Festspillene I Nord-Norge (Festival of Arts Northern Norway), Harstad. 2003 - 2006. 

Curator ILIOS Festivalen (Anual Festival of Contemporary Music), Gallery Nord Norge, Harstad, Norway. 2001. 

BIOGRAPHY