An Exhibition of Paintings from the Isle of Iona
9th July to 18th August 2018
The paintings in this exhibition are inspired by an annual trip I make to the beautiful Scottish Island of Iona, where the sea and sky meet blue on blue. It is an ancient place of pilgrimage with the Iona Abbey, home of the Iona Community, at its centre. The island is tiny, but the deep blues and greens of the Atlantic Ocean, never fail to surprise me. I paint in watercolours on Iona, sitting on a rock with my back to the wind, then back in my London studio using oil or acrylic on canvas or wood.
Through my paintings I want to show a sense of wonder in the midst of the ordinary. Transformation is possible on the streets of London as much as the Isle of Iona, the way rooftops glow in the evening sun – it is there if you notice.
I graduated from Central St Martin’s University of the Arts London, in 2006, and have exhibited in solo and group shows. I have delivered art workshops in South Africa, Bethlehem and Brazil, making my own work around these experiences.