Wednesday, 13 April 2011

More screenprints

A new series of screenprints, based on street scenes. Not quite the true colours as my scanner took a dislike to fluorescent yellow and orange, its obviously not much of a raver.

Monday, 11 April 2011


This summer my crazy brother Hugh is going to cycle coast to coast across America to raise money for Strathcarron hospice, a whopping 4000 miles in total! So in honour of this I have started to design him a wee logo to use whilst promoting himself. This is a very quick screen print I made recently as a starting point. I Think I may have to camp up the Scottishness a bit more for the sake of potential American sponsors!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Winnie the Pooh! Nursery Paintings

Christopher Robin mending Eeyore's tail.

Pooh and Piglet searching for Hunny!

Walking in the snow.

Tigger, Roo and Pooh... What a silly bear.

My recent creation- Winnie the Pooh murals for the new baby in the family. He better like Pooh and his pals!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Springtime Window

A few snaps of my spring time doodle and window display for Boxwood. The daffodils were maybe a bit premature considering the sleet and snow on the other side of the window as I slaved away with my chalk pen (dreaming of escaping to a sunnier climate).

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Recent Screen Prints

"Blue Wires" mixed media screen print

"Sand" screen print

"Yellow Wires" mixed media screen print

"Desert Village" mixed media screen print

"Desert Village, orange, blue" screen print

I have been working away at some new Screen prints, trying to force myself to be more precise in my technique! not that is working too well... Despite this I'm enjoying the saturated colours and accidental marks.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Collage collage collage!!

Collage collage collage! A few examples of some preparation collages for installations from my sketchbooks. These have been made using tracing paper so that I could experiment with the effects of building up layers and use of light. Sorry about the slightly dodgy photograph quality... need to work on that!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A few more quick sketches

Life Drawing

Some quick 2-5 minute life drawing sketches that have been hiding in my sketch book.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Love Birds a plenty

Here's a few photos of my Valentine's Window for Boxwood to get yous all excited! I'll be happy if I don't see another heart for a very long time!

Sunday, 23 January 2011


A few examples from a screen Printing project that I was working on at the end of 2010.These images were based on wind channels that were attached to the outside of buildings in Hyderabad Sind in Pakistan. I am drawn to their diamond formations, which create a bizarre makeshift sky line.

I will be starting up a new Screen Printing next week. Looking forward to some more experimenting!


Pencil drawings based on the book, "Architecture without Architects"

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

CRAG festival of light 2010

Home Sweet Home for 8 weeks.. You can just about see our caravan on the left!

Fire Sculpture number 1! David's masterpiece (with a teensy bit of welding and fire roping by Cass and I!)

Trusty calves helped with creative process while building lanterns in the barn.

Community Arts! Yeah!

The Hunter and the mermaid leading the parade

The parade- lanterns made in the school and community work shops

Putting the finishing touches on my mermaid

Mermaid Sculpture, showing willow frame work

In the past year I have been getting more involved with Community Arts work in the Glasgow Area. In Autumn 2010 I went to work with the Carrick Rural Arts Group on their yearly Festival of Light and so re-located to a "luxury" caravan outside Girvan in South Ayrshire. 8 weeks working with willow in primary and secondary schools, community workshops, the scouts and local youth clubs to name a few resulted in the Lantern parade through Girvan in early November. As well as the workshops, I worked with artists Cassandra Barron and David Powell on creating and choreographing sculptural lanterns to lead the parade fitting the them, Lore and Legend. Willow turned out to be quite an interesting and maleable material to work with and despite being pretty new to working on large scale (at least double me!) sculpture, getting a crash course in welding and basic "electrician-ing" and the torrential rain on the evening of the parade, I was pretty pleased with the results, and it was nothing like the wickerman!

A couple of photographs from an installation using found objects, which I chose for their linear and geometric qualities. I suspended the objects in a stair well of an abandoned shop and used contrasting garish colours and projected lights to create my own nocturnal urban environment.

The photographs from this installation have now become art works in themselves. I am particularly interested in the vibrancy which they have when backlit and transparent.

Good Evening Blogosphere!

After much procrastination and head in the sand action (oh and a trip to a humongous scanner with a hefty backlog of drawings!), I have decided to get over my fear of technology any more complicated than "facebook" and start a blog. So here goes!!