Glasgow-based fine art painter.
My process-based works centre on the ornamented human figure, exploring themes of friovolty, ornamentation and escapism.
Drawing inspiration from opulent pre-19th century society portraits as well as contemporary lavish fashion subcultures, my work is both an exploration of the human habit of adornment and an open discourse on the value of an images’ content over what it actually has to say.
In this modern world of one million images a second, can we still appreciate a painting today if it is primarily a thing of representation, ornamentation and kitsch? If the decorational aspects of a work are level with the work itself, does it subtract from the notion of a ‘serious’ painting?
“John Kinross Scholarship” 2017, The Royal Scottish Academy
“New Contemporaries” 2013, The Royal Scottish Academy
Selected Exhibitions and Events
The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
“Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014″ Competition event, 2014
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
“The New Contemporaries”, 2014
Veneer Gallery, Glasgow
“Culloden Robertson at Veneer Gallery”, 2013
Glasgow School of Art
“GSA Degree Show 2013” Mackintosh Gallery, 2013
“Halfway Part I” Mackintosh Gallery, 2011
White Space Gallery, Edinburgh
“Edinburgh Festival of Erotic Arts Show”, 2012
The Mound, Edinburgh
Lloyds TSB’s “Art of Nurture”, 2011
The Glue Factory, Glasgow
Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy MSc – The Glasgow School of Art, 2016
Fine Arts Painting and Printmaking BA (Hons) – The Glasgow School of Art, 2013