Currently based in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland, my creative practice is process led. Initially a painter, the creative process has led me to explore Reclaimed, Repurposed, Recycled and often found materials to create what I refer to as Sculptural Drawings.
A painter known for large scale canvas’ previous commissions include works held by THE CORINTHIA HOTEL LONDON W1 (The British Art Project) REUTERS, LOGICA, MICROSOFT, BALYMOORE PROPERTIES Canary wharf London. THE DOKKA PROJECT Saudi, EDL ASSOCIATES u.s.a and more.
In 2016 I received an artists development award from Upland Arts www.weareupland.com in partnership with Creative Scotland www.creativescotland.com. This award was for a residency at COVE PARK, Argyll and Bute, Scotland www.covepark.org and allowed for supported time and space to explore my creative practice further. This was a pivitol moment in my creative journey allowing me the freedom to drive my practice forward.
Running concurrently and very much a part of my creative practice I am an Educator and Mentor . This involves workshops, talks, group and one to one mentoring. Previously taught on behalf of GSA -Glasgow School of Art , Widening Participation Portfolio preparation programme and Mentorship under the umbrella of UpLand arts. I also mentor privately with one to one sessions.
What People Say
“I was mentored by Bea through CABN with a number of one-to-one meetings . Bea was a fantastic mentor, she was generous with her knowledge and experience whilst being encouraging. She really helped me to look at where I was and where I wanted to be with my own work. I would say that being mentored by Bea was invaluable for me and has helped to go further in my career as as Artist. ”Amy Winstanley -Artist
“Dedication and talent abounding”Roger lever
I am also a resident PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE PRACTIONER with BETTER LIVES PARTNERSHIP- Supporting Young People with Autism spectrum disorder and other learning boundaries working on creative projects across our community. www.betterlivespartnership.org.uk