Born in England, I am the third generation of artists in my family. I gained a Bachelor of Arts at The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, which is recognized as one of the world’s leading art schools. As well as painting, textile art and set design, I have worked on many art installations, environmental art projects and large-scale public events.
Now, living in Maryland, USA, I’m pursuing my love for contemporary abstract painting. Laying paints, pastels, graphite and other materials I feel appropriate, I break the layers down and rebuild, taking a journey of discovery with each painting. Weaving a metaphysical collage of ideas, symbolism and structure, each painting is a progressive step in the story of ‘The Source’ and ‘Below the Surface’.
Get up close to one of my paintings and you’ll see a lot more detail, from handwritten ancient script, symbology, drawn micro anatomy or even blueprints and maps. The layers themselves are symbolic; like us, we all have a lot more going on underneath than may show. Humanity can be skin deep these days but underneath it all we all come from the same source, share the rich woven tapestry of antiquity. We all come from our dear Mother Earth and look up to the same sun.
My art has featured in exhibitions in the United States, England, Scotland and France. Commissioners include BBC Scotland, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, The International Congress for Design, fashion designer Jon Rocha as well as many other private commissions. I have been a creative adviser and artist for international events and interior design projects.
I currently have gallery representation at Jo Fleming Contemporary Art, Annapolis, MD, and I feel honored to have such wonderful support and appreciation.
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I am also interested in the future of digital authenticity and provenance for the fine art market. Along with a business partner and development team, we are working on a project to enable artists to have secure identity, autenticity and provenance linked to their artworks (physical and digital). Blockchain technology provides a new digital tool for securing provenance, originality, value and transaction history for all genres of art. It enables artists to put a secure ‘stamp of authenticity’ on their artwork which is then smoothly transferred to the collector. This information is stored safely on the blockchain and the collector can then, if they wish, resell that artwork and become part of the recorded provenance that extends effortlessly into the future. Please contact me to find out more. I have been curating NFT Fine Art (30k+ followers) for three years and am the co-founder and CEO of Arkhouse Gallery Inc. (launching soon). A fine art gallery for the digital era. Arkhouse.io