Wednesday, 28 September 2016

summer celebrations

There was definite wedding fever going on this summer with two separate friends getting married in stunning locations in Scotland. As a bridesmaid at one and guest at the other I wanted to create something extra special for each couple. Above are the results of hand pressed petals and dried out rose buds I collected from the garden.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Mosaic Art

Beautiful handmade mosaic patterns created by members at Impact Art's Craft Cafe - a community arts project in Govan, Glasgow for over 60's. Every Wednesday I work as an Assistant Arts Tutor with the group and witness amazing creations being designed and made by a wonderful group of local people from the community. 

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Willow Workshop

An assortment of hand crafted baskets and bowls in maker Liz Balfour's studio in Tranent near Edinburgh where I took part in a basket making workshop using natural willow.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Another Minimalism

          Art After Californian Light and Space 

Another Minimalism brings together works of art that are made as we look at them and experience them, altered by ever-changing conditions of light and time. Light - natural and artificial, filtered, projected, reflected and refracted - is the primary material in the exhibition. Words by Melissa E. Feldman 

Above are images of projections created by Olafur Eliasson tilted Ephemeral afterimage I saw at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh this week. I love his use of shape and colour, creating images that transform and blend together from one slide to the next. 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The Power of Mandalas

"Mandalas are designs that draw your eye towards their centres, and in doing so, focus the mind. Historically, mandalas are ancient forms of meditative art: the symmetrical, concentric circles are designed to ease the overloaded mind and release its deep-rooted creative and expressive inclination. Mandalas are found in deeply rooted and diverse cultures and religions across the world, wherever there is an impulse to tap into an unexplored part of the mind or spirit." Words by Tiddy Rowan.

Seeking inspiration from the beautiful mandalas by Paul Heussenstamm.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

INDA Exhibiting with Twenty Eight at the Scottish Juniper Festival

"Pressed" print collection on display in Edinburgh during the Scottish Juniper Festival in June '15

Monday, 18 May 2015

New Petal Designs

A look at some new work I'm designing for my latest print collection.