I am an emerging artist whose media are photography, text, and found scraps of all sorts. I started my creative life as a writer after stumbling on a creative writing course while studying for a degree in philosophy, I enjoyed that short course so much I signed up for an M.Litt with the University of Glasgow which I was awarded in 2010. I’ve been writing and studying ever since, and have recently completed a course on Modern and Contemporary American Poetry with the University of Pennsylvania.
Add to that, I’ve been using a camera since I was 10 years old, and as I’ve explored and experimented with ideas, uncovered my motivation, and generally grown as a creative practitioner I have discovered a symbiotic relationship with my photographic work and writing. Now text and photograpy are equal partners in my practice as I continue to explore ways to share the ideas that drive me.
The end of January (2018) will see me performing at two separate events in the region: the first in Annan as part of the Annan Harbour Trust’s Ebb & Flow book launch; the second in Moffat as support for poet Hugh McMillan.
I am currently putting together my first solo exhibition to be held in April at A’ the Airts, a lovely multi-arts space in Sanquhar. This will include photographic images, collage, and visual poetry; the launch (date TBC) will feature performance poetry and music, as well as visual work.
I am delighted to be one of Wigtown Festival Company’s Literature Ambassadors. I get to attend and put on literary events, support emerging and established local writers, and share information about what’s going on in the Dumfries and Galloway (and greater Scottish) arts scene. I’m also lucky enough to live with a wonderful musician.