© the artist. Image credit: NHS Lothian Charity – Tonic Collection

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'I am interested in mark marking – accidental or purposeful, my marks or the marks of others. I find these in various places – scribbles on notes, doodles, in pre-existing art work. I collect marks that appeal to me, usually because I see objects in them (that are never intended). I appropriate and catalogue these marks and play with scale and colour inversion. The marks are collated to create works which can range from the very abstract to the surreal. My work manifests itself in ‘expanded collage’ including painting on linen as well as collections of individual metal or wooden shapes. In my painting on linen, I firstly produce draft collages on trace which I then replicate in paint directly on linen. The background often acts as an indicator of how the image has come about and often areas remain untouched.

NHS Lothian Charity – Tonic Collection







acrylic on linen


H 80 x W 80 cm

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