Based in Poland
I'm a contemporary abstract painter from Dundee, Scotland. I now live and work in Kraków, Poland.
I graduated with BA (hons) in Drawing and Painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, before spending the following few years in an independent artists' studio, producing paintings for galleries in Scotland and England. I then moved to Kraków, Poland, where I recently had my second solo show as well as participating in a number of group exhibitions.
As an abstract artist, I simply paint things that I like, things that affect me emotionally and hopefully prompt a reaction in the viewer. My work can be separated into sections and themes.
Firstly, a series of purely abstract paintings loosely based on fractals - detailed patterns which repeat themselves, organic forms and self-similar arrangements at increasingly smaller scales. The pixelated markings also suggest a ‘magic eye’ effect, drawing the viewer in to look for a possible image in the apparent chaos.
The second is maps - an exploration into the various transport routes of modern cities around the world and the patterns and interpretations which can emerge from their fragmentation and abstraction. Taking a bird’s eye view, the aim is not to produce an exact map-like replica but rather to capture the mood, characteristics, movement, transition and vibrancy of each location.
Finally, abstract portraits, a series of paintings exploring the constant change of our identity, fragmented then reconstructed, in a permanent state of flux.