‘The Lightness of Being’ exhibition continues at 23A Dundas Street Edinburgh. Lovely photo of summer blues by Mary Bourne taken overlooking the New Town Street. The show runs until 1st August.
The first piece was about waiting for the winter to be over and the rain to lift – and while waiting, examining slowly every bit of the place you seem to be stuck in. In 2012 I was … Continue reading
Flax/Linen pieces also produced for the ‘Lightness of Being’ show in Edinburgh, on until the 1st August. I do hope people go and see them. Its not easy for me to show so far (!) from home so this is … Continue reading
In response to Jurgita Galbraith’s kind offer to host a joint show ‘The Lightness of Being’ between myself and the wonderful Amanda Baron, Glass Artist, at the Birch Tree Gallery in July 2017 (now, in fact) I decided to revisit … Continue reading
How the angel came into being ” All Saints, Whiterashes is an EcoCongregation and in April 2016 decided to use recycled tea bags in an imaginative way to raise awareness about recycling things we so easily discard, but also to encourage … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I posted on the website, so I ‘m bringing some things up to date. In January this year, we unveiled a work for the public realm in Fraserburgh, commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council. It was based … Continue reading
The annual Open Studio is here again – but it’s very, very quiet. It’s nice to have the house tidy, but I’m wondering whether it’s due to the drop in the oil price (folk with less disposable income so not … Continue reading
I made these last autumn, and sold several before I had got around to photographing them (plus ca change). I’m now working on a larger installation, but the flowers have come out more like bones…
‘A Sense of Mystery’ was shown in the drawing room at Banff Castle as part of the Coast Festival. It has taken a very long time to put together some photographs. It was shown in the dark, but is very difficult … Continue reading
I have lived my whole life by the shores of the North Sea. I spent my childhood on a raised beach, and now live near the top of a cliff. Hardy kids, we were in and out of the water unaccompanied, … Continue reading
It’s easy to get fogged up with detail. Grasping the technicalities of making any sort of paper is crucial to get the result you need. Standing back from the the finished piece is always, however, a bit surprising.