lifetime piling up
In keeping with the spirit of my painting project 'Autobiographobia' and its theme of concealing and revealing, I shall avoid as much biography as possible on this page. I am, however, happy to reveal that I am a Scottish painter based in Liverpool.
In this era of seemingly ubiquitous self-revelation on the web and in the press, together with the general avalanche of information overload, I hope to let what poetry there may be in my work stand alone and speak for itself, and for me.
My work has changed dramatically in recent years, and I see my Liverpool Biennial Exhibition in 2002 - Images from The Complete History of Sexual Jealousy - as a creative year zero. I am proud of what went before, however, the work in previous exhibitions now seems strangely foreign to me. I am sure that in time I will feel differently, but at the moment I want the viewer to concentrate on the new paintings, without the distraction of previous works.
I was a prizewinner in the Sefton Open painting competition 2003. The painting was purchased by the Atkinson Gallery, Southport, for their permanent public collection. I was offered a solo show there during the summer of 2004, and I saw the resulting exhibition - Lifetime Piling Up - as a summing-up of my development over the previous five years. I am a full-time artist, with work in both public and private collections in the UK, the USA and Australia.
I am currently involved in a long term painting project, 'Memory Palace', at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. The project is being developed in a range of media, including installation, a book and film.
Recent selected exhibitions:
A full CV/resumé can be supplied to any interested galleries.