I am an Audio Visual Artist based in Scotland with, a Masters in Contemporary Fine Art from The Cumbria Institute of Arts at, the University of Cumbria. I have a background in art, music, design, and sound engineering and work across a range of mediums and technologies including NFTs, installation, sound, video, design, engineering and painting.
I predominantly paint interior architectural spaces in oils on canvas but I also experiment using digital video, photography and sound. I devised process called ATP (Active Time Painting/Photography) bringing together my painting practice with Video mapping and sound. I have also started to develop a series of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) currently available here:
Echo Decay 2021; 90 x 90 x3.8cm, oil on canvas. Inspired Perspectives
My painting practice is concerned with atmospheric and architectural spaces which I paint from memory, photographs and the imagination. Drawing on my multidisciplinary background in music and acoustics, I apply various textures, layers and technical qualities to the painted surface to evoke a sense of dimension, sound and light properties. The paintings are often framed from a filmic viewpoint and incorporate reflective surfaces and counterintuitive perspectives.
My current series of oil paintings represents reflective interior spaces, thresholds and viewpoints and attempts to draw the viewer into meditative worlds, either real or imagined. Apart from the visible subject matter itself, other experiences - such as sound memories juxtaposed within the architectural space - may be evoked. These painted spaces sit between realism and impressionism and often include characteristic elements from my background, as well as occasional playful abstraction.
Some Room Resonant Modes (2019); 3 x 76 x 76cm, oil on canvas. Imagined.