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Contact: Email - kayhood (at) hotmail.co.uk

Artist Statement

My practice is inspired by white sheets blowing on a washing line. I enjoy the effect of light and shadow due to time of day and changing weather conditions - wind, sunlight, frost. My paintings reflect this. I paint in oils incorporating the actual background canvas into the work along with thinned down paint and delicate graphite drawing to give the illusion of light floating fabric. I use thicker paint in dark tones to convey shadows. Although ambiguous my work remains firmly rooted in reality.


Duncan of Jordanstone BA (Hons) Fine Art.       Graduated June 2010

Current Involvements

PVAF (Perthshire Visual Arts Forum) treasurer from 2011 to present.
Assisting lead artists in Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust with both Chest, Heart and Stroke projects and Early Stage Dementia.


Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show May 2010
Frames Gallery Perth, Gallery Collection 15th October - 13th November 2010
Birnam Institute, Dunkeld Christmas Exhibition 6th November - 31st December 2010
Perthshire Open Studios September 2010
New Faces 2011, Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, February 2011
Battersea Affordable Art Fair, with Frames Gallery, March 2011
Encounters with Time, Threshold Arts Space, Perth Theatre, 27th June - 14th Oct 2011
Dialogues In Motion, Birnam Institute, Dunkeld, 6th-31st August 2011
PVAF Members Exhibition, Natural Connections, 4th - 28th October 2011
Perthshire Open Studios 2012
Something Special Flowers, Blairgowrie, 15th November-31st December 2012
New Beginnings, Mercat Gallery, Culross, Fife, 4th - 17th May 2013
In Plain Sight, Birnam Institute, Dunkeld, 2nd-30th November 2013
Perthshire Open Studios 6th-14th September 2014
Endings, Perthshire Visual Arts Forum, Strathearn Artspace, Crieff, 6th December 2014-23rd January 2015
Sugarcraft Collaboration, Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, 3rd-5th April 2015
Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder, 13th August-15th October 2015
Fair Maids House, Perth, August - ongoing 2016
Perthshire Open Studios 3rd-11th September 2016
Art and Vintage, 3 Lyne Street, Edinburgh 7th March-2nd April 2017