I attended the two most prestigious art schools in Scotland, for degrees in Fine Art (GsA 1996) and in Art, Space & Nature (EcA 2007). This is the extent of my entering into the so-called ‘art world’, and both times left me angry about the scale of anti-creativity and non-feeling that was considered the norm. So I went out to explore the world and find out what creativity really is.
I lived barefoot in the Mediterranean, and like a nomad in various countries for my first art years. I then stayed in spiritual communities, in a high-rise council estate and a remote glen, trying to find my unique voice and strength… Finally I settled in Italy where I was able to stabilise a happy fulfilled artist lifestyle – after buying my own home in a semi-abandoned medieval quarter for €10K.
Throughout my colourful career, I never compromised my artistic expression or vision: I avoided many conventional steps in my art career, which allowed me to build a totally unique visual language – kept it pure. I also used my art to heal my own life and chaos, and to understand it as a means of evolving one’s own reality – of transforming fears and illness, stagnancy and challenges, and finding deeper truths and more energy.
I’ve drawn, painted and written daily for a great portion of my life (I was born in 1973), and I’ve accumulated an immense body of work; paintings, essays, hand-made books, installations, murals.
My life choices have freed me of many of the limitations which are considered ‘normal’ in the ‘real world’ – my work has helped me thrive as a high-sensory sensitive, in a world that expects us to be extrovert and super-conservative – yikes!
I live in a magical arthouse in a glorious part of Italy: I created my own quirky, happy, healthy creative world with very few resources, but which a millionaire would be envious of! I love to share my creative outpourings and ideas with others, to inspire the world to be happier, free-er and more creative and fulfilled.
ARTWORK IN PROGRESS
I’m very particular about where I show my artwork and rarely exhibit. Most of my clients comune with me directly, and come to my arthouse to view the art.
You can browse my art currently for sale via my ETSY shop.
Many of my clients are also subscribe to my Patreon, so they can see paintings in progress before the public, and get big discounts. See my Patreon page on this website, to know more about how it works.