I am an artist and engineer from Edinburgh.
Themes I use art to explore include the illusion of permanence; the struggle of opposites; the place of the irrational in a society favouring the rational. My work is a mixture of drawing, painting and sculpture. Still a practicing structural engineer, I particularly enjoy the dichotomy between disciplines, using one to counterpoint the other. I currently work from a studio space in North London and have exhibited work in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London
Our world is uncomfortably ephemeral and art provides some consolation to this. I see the process of disintegration and reformation occurring through the struggle of opposites. My painting is a way of representing this: paint becomes simultaneously distinct and nebulous, rationalized and ordered as much as it can become chaotic and disordered.
I often use the contrast between regular, geometric forms and sinuous ones as a point of departure. My paintings aim between representation and abstraction, never becoming entirely one or the other as a way of opening up possible interpretations. For me created images have the potential to give meaning to the flux of it all, if only fleetingly.