'I try to make work that touches the free spirit in us, most often through memories of childhood. I'm drawn to the times when we lived and played in our own imagination, unobserved, scaling fortresses & standing on the ramparts as kings of the castle. Or sometimes just quietly inventing our own worlds.
I spent a year at Glasgow School of Art & have a degree in Modern History and Politics from the University of Glasgow. My training came from my time at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios in the 1990s, learning traditional skills alongside established artists, and I was elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 1997.
Over the last twenty years my work has evolved through portraiture.
In my latest work, I try to capture memories of the freedom of childhood - the energy and spontaneity, the days of living and playing in your own imagination and the unfettered physical joy of it all. The work celebrates those moments when we scaled fortresses, stood on the ramparts as king of the castle or dared ourselves to leapfrog over the moon.'
The Strathearn Gallery | 32 West High Street | Crieff | Perthshire | PH7 4DL