Following an extremely stimulating research trip to Orkney in the autumn of 2023 my fascination with the movement of the sea and its’ ever shifting boundaries has continued. I find enduring interest in exploring the elemental power of edge lines and the inscriptions and marks that stem from the movement of water over land. Much of the work I completed in early 2024 reflects these concerns.  More recently however, I have begun to explore a new palette in paintings I refer to as the Fanciful Woods. This work is based on a fusion of observations of winter light on bare Birch Tree branches and the glorious colour of Cherry Blossom.

I am delighted to be able to show this new work in a number of forthcoming exhibitions:

Tatha Gallery Newport on Tay, Dundee. 17th May – 22nd June 2024

Milestones a spectacular, mixed show resulting from a collaboration of Tatha Gallery and Visual Arts Scotland, is a celebration of two respective milestones, 10 years for Tatha and 100 years for VAS. The gallery is based in a beautiful building with amazing views of the Tay in Newport-on-Tay. The gallery is open Wed – Sat 10:30-4:00pm and is easy to reach from Dundee

The Birch Tree Gallery Dundas St, Edinburgh July 2024

Since opening in 2017 The Birch Tree Gallery has specialised in showing work that has its’ roots in the natural world. I feel honoured to be showing my work along side the beautiful tapestries of  Valerie Wartelle.

The Upright Gallery 3 Barclay Ter Edinburgh EH10 4HP 10th -31st August

The Summer Show at the Upright Gallery will feature the work of a number of artists who have shown in the gallery in the past.  Ian Farmer who runs the gallery and curates all the shows has a great eye for contemporary work, I am so pleased to have the opportunity to show work at this lovely venue.

Artwalk Porty Festival

I will also be opening up my home studio and showing work at the annual Artwalk Porty Festival which will be held the first two weekends in Sept 2024 (7th/8th Sept and 14th/15th Sept). There is always lots to see and do during the festival so do come and visit.

I do hope you are able to come to one of the above events as it would be lovely to meet you, but if you would prefer to see my work in my studio in Edinburgh do get in touch with me.