This page lists some of the projects that are currently in progress.

Once completed they will be moved to the Portfolio section of the website where more information and images will be added.

Ages of Wonder Tour

The Art of Etching

The Art of Etching tells the story of fine art printmaking in Scotland, from the work of Alexander Runciman to the best printmakers of the present day. The exhibition combines work from the RSA collections, with new prints created during Ages of Wonder.

26 APR – 24 JUN 2018: PAISLEY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

JUL – 29 SEPT 2018: BIGGAR MUSEUM

17 NOV 2018 – JAN 2019: GRACEFIELD ARTS CENTRE, DUMFRIES

I modified the Elie to Arbroath Admiralty Chart circa 1963 to include a focus on Balmungo, the former home of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. (The shell featured belonged to her). Without a doubt the view across this bay informed her work.The landscape featured also has personal resonance for me as it has farms named on it farmed by my forebears.

 

 

Trails and Tales – Cadder

Work in progress for a commission to be sited beside the Forth & Clyde Canal adjacent to the pathway close to Cadder.

The design on this side of the sculpture is developed from Talwin Morris’ cover for A Very Odd Girl. I was particularly interested in his use of colour and how I could adapt this design to work in durable granite, using the technique of sandblasting with the embellishment of enamel paint. (It’s under plastic here to protect the tacky paint surface from dust whilst I ground the edges of the block to soften them).

Blackie & Sons’ Villafield Press was situated close to the site. My work draws on the intriguing relationship between Walter Blackie, Talwin Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Read more in The Hatchery about my research at the Glasgow School of Art Library.