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My work has evolved from focussing on dialect and community to investigating the dynamics between the social and physical urban landscape. I explore ideas surrounding social vulnerability and the uncanny. In most cases, each painting is sourced from evocative newspaper articles which allow me to create my own visual language.

My most recent work was informed by Brutalist Architecture - specifically that which makes up the iconic High Rise. Here I investigated current issues surrounding social housing and social cleansing which portrayed the physical landscape having a direct impact on society.

Typically, my process combines screen-prints of my own digital and analogue photography with large scale paintings and drawings. This creates a body of uncanny paintings that strikes a powerful reaction from the viewer.

I am scrutinous in my approach to aesthetics. I always work with materials closely associated with the urban city like - metal, wood and concrete. This is crucial to me as they represent an architectural heritage within the post industrial city that resonates with a fading mass culture and working class that deserves to be documented.

Ba(hons) Glasgow School of Art; Painting and Printmaking; 2:1

Tramway Visual Arts Studio; Portfolio Preparation

Aon Community Arts Award; The Cheesegrater - Leadenhall Building; London; June 2018 – June 2019

Best of Degree Show; Six Foot Gallery; Glasgow; June – September 2018

Industrial Landscape; Glasgow School of Art Degree Show; Glasgow; June 2018

Series Three; Glue Factory; Glasgow; April 2017

Working Girl; 42 Dalhousie Street; Glasgow; November 2016

25% Extra; Laurieston Arches; Glasgow; June 2016

Let’s Limbo; Swg3; 100 Eastvale Place; Glasgow; June 2016

PAT Tested; McLellan Galleries; Glasgow; March 2016

Painters in Progress; Old Hairdressers; Glasgow; February 2016

Body Project; Old Hairdressers; November 2015

Am I An Artist; Tramway; Glasgow; October 2015

Paradise; Void Oid Gallery; SWG3; Glasgow; June 2015

End of Year Portfolio Exhibition; Tramway Visual Arts Studio; April 2015

Round Trip Association; Drawing and Painting retreat; Marseille, 2018

Rolling Landscape; Kitchen Interiors; Private commission; Glasgow; 2018 – Ongoing

Team Revolver; Hostel Project; Glasgow; 2015

Awards and Recognition

Shortlisted for the Aon Community Arts Award; 2018


Art and Anxiety; The Glasgow Guardian; 10/09/2016; by Rachel Boyd

Glasgow Print Studio
Wasps Studios
Glasgow Sculpture Studios
Scottish Artist’s Union