Working primarily with wool, I centre my practice around weaving. My inspiration is a blend of my Scottish upbringing, and the juxtaposition of the neccessity of wool, with play.
A self-taught artist, I explore the interchange between colours, textures, patterns and shape. I like to provoke earnestness and fun, familiarity and confusion in my work. I like to convey a sense of belonging through familiar palettes, and intrigue through their uses or textures.
I dedicate a lot of time to cultivating community within my creative practice, facilitating various workshops, drop-ins and meet-ups to help others explore and nurture their own artistic interests.
Originally from the North-East of Scotland, I now live and work in Los Angeles, California.
2024 Art Show 3, Non Plus Ultra, Los Angeles
2023 Tea Green Events, Dundee
2023 Luminate Festival guest speaker, Edinburgh
2022 Creative Entrepreneurship Showcase, Aberdeen
2022 Aberdeen Art Gallery - Shop at the Top
2022 Art Show 2, Non Plus Ultra, Los Angeles
2021 FibreKnot Summer Events, Online
2020 HAAN Design Market, Aberdeen
2020 Doric Dwams fibre trail, Aberdeen
2019 Etsy Made Local, Aberdeen
2019 Off the Shelf, Parx Café, Aberdeen
2019 Doric Pecha Kucha, Across the Grain Festival, Fraserburgh
2019 Look again: Art & Design Festival, Etsy Summer Showcase, Aberdeen
2018 Christmas at The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen
2018 Aberdeen Etsy Made Local, Aberdeen
2018 Art on Scotland Market, Glasgow
2018 Look Again: Art & Design Festival, Etsy Summer Showcase, Aberdeen
2010 Creative Printmaking – End of Year show at Wasp Gallery, Glasgow
2022 Felt Fine - Award for Social Care and Creativity, Luminate Scotland
2022 VACMA Award, Creative Scotland
2021 Creative Networks award for Create/Activate Collective
2020 Pounds for Purpose, awarded for facilitation of FibreKnot summer Events programme
2020 Artist presentation, Embroiderers Guild
2020 Doric Dwams funded by ACC Creative Funding
2019 Sanctuary, Mural Health Walk commission, VictoriART
2019 VACMA Award & Mentoring, Creative Scotland
2010 Best in Year Award for Creative Printmaking, Glasgow Metropolitan College, Glasgow
2020 Artist Residency, Fair Isle Studio
2020 Postgraduate course Creative Entrepreneurship, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen
2010 NQ Creative Printmaking and Photography, Glasgow Printing College, Glasgow
2023 Feeling Fine, Facilitator of creative sessions at Ythanvale Care Home, Aberdeenshire Council
2022 Feeling Fine, Facilitator of creative sessions at West Bank sheltered housing, Aberdeenshire Council
2022 Felt Fine, Facilitator Creative sessions at Dawson Court sheltered housing, Aberdeenshire Council
2021 Weaving Workshop, North East Scotland College
2021 At Home Creative Play Artist, Starcatchers Glasgow
2020 Workshop programme, Alcohol and Drug Partnership Aberdeen & Shire
2020 Workshop programme, Rape Crisis Grampian
2020 Workshop for Childrens Mental Health Week, Robert Gordons College
2019 Artist, Collaborate//Educate Project, Creative Learning Aberdeen
2019 - 2022 Creative Faciliator, FibreKnot Meet-up, Aberdeen/Online
Project Coordinator, Creative Learning Team at Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen
Assistant Tutor, Early Years workshops, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen
Creative Practitioner, Make Your Mark at Creative Learning, Aberdeen
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