Earlier education in Spain and USA.
BA Hons fine arts at Ruskin
Anglia University, Cambridge, UK.
Graduate of Leith School of Art in Painting, Edinburgh, UK.
I was born in the North of Spain but brought to the South immediately, living in Granada’s coast during my first 18 years, I then lived in other countries but I am now based in Edinburgh, where I have my wee family. I’m adopted and without knowledge of my biological family. This influences my work in my choice of elements, I work with earths in a need to ground my energies and emotions.
My practice is an ongoing dialogue with materials I mainly source from nature. Responding to their qualities and colours, I layer, erode, polish and build up the surface in a process of creation and destruction that echoes the geological forces that shape a landscape. Each piece takes a very long time to be completed.
The resulting works are immediate, tactile, weighty objects inspired by the abstract patterns found in nature. I’m interested hugely in the vibration that colours provoke when placing them beside each other, my work should be seen at a very close distance really. In addition I sometimes focus in creating an oscillation between a micro and a macro scale, delighting when it provokes a playful ambiguity of perspective.
I currently am exploring water (a very emotional element), and in particular it’s depths.