This Residency was a time of exploration and creative development with the support of both Cove Park - Argyl and Bute , Scotland and the Arts Organisation UpLand - Dumfries, Scotland.
I used my time to explore, and develop my practice as a painter by experimenting with drawing and painting off the canvas and to push the boundaries of what i considered drawing and painting and it's meaning in the broadest sense.
Staying with what may be considered the more traditional tools associated with Drawing/Painting, paper, paint, pencil, graphite i began to develop what i refer to as Sculptural Drawings and Sculptural Paintings. The subtleties of edges and torn lines became drawings in three dimensions motivating me to literally draw with the shapes i was creating 'off canvas'. That these sculptural drawings were also a tool to draw with.
They grew out of my own creative process naturally and organically , to become the beginning of something more..