I’m pleased to announce my first solo exhibition of large scale paintings, to be exhibited at Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh. This collection of work was inspired by my recent 6 month trip to Australia, as well as Scottish landscape surrounding Edinburgh.
Having spent an extended period of time in Australia in 2022/23, I immersed myself in the landscape as well as the painting scene in Brisbane and Sydney. I visiting the outback for the first time (see image below) where the vivid colours have had a lasting impact even after I returned to Scotland. I have always been drawn to vast, flat landscape, which is in abundance in Australia.
I was also working on wooden panels and loose canvas that I stored in the back of a car along with my easel, art materials, pilates mat and fold up table. I stopped the car when I found an inspirational landscape, and literally painted out the back of a hatchback, it was absolute bliss.
I knew at that point that I wanted to make large paintings so I sought a large studio space on my return to Edinburgh in order to do so. This collection of work is the result of 2 years of focus on my painting practice to create work that has been sitting ‘under the surface’ for years.
I continued to paint landscapes on my return from Australia , finding inspiration in the flat landscapes of East Lothian, see below.
The exhibition runs for a week, from the 10th November 2023.