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.
EXHIBITIONS | AWARDS | PUBLICATIONS
SELF Group Show, The Artists Pool, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh
Black and White, Pineapple Black Arts Gallery, Middelsborough, UK
Average Art 39, October Publication 2019. With Sylvia Sanna, Emma Walker, Carrot.
Surface Work. Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain
BLOW. Collaboration with Claire Carswell MA(RCA), Toro Spacio, Ronda, Spain
Surface Work. Antigua Cine, Montejaque, Spain
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.