New work on Threave Gardens, a National Trust house open to the public, nr Castle Douglas
Taliesin Community Woodland 20th anniversary celebration. I decorated the cruck frame bothy with flowers and leaves collected from the site during 2016.
Selection of work created for Spring Fling 15 & 16 and shots of the studio space I shared with Trevor Leat, willow sculptor/basket-maker at his workshop in Auchencairn.
Leafworks created for the Frost & Fire exhibition and mixed media pieces - working with leaves lichens and watercolour.
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries 2016
Two pieces created for the "Eye of the Beholder" exhibition
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick 2015
I offer practical workshops for small groups at my studio where you can learn the craft and techniques of my art.
Please contact me if you’d like to arrange a workshop.
I live and work in my small studio at the top of Auchencairn village in the thriving art community of Galloway.
Auchencairn is a major stop on the Spring Fling Open Studios Arts trail, Scotland’s premier art and craft studios event. Local studios are open to the public during the Spring Fling weekend, which falls in late May every year.
There are stunning coastal walks that start from the village with dramatic cliffs and sweeping views across Solway to the Lakeland hills:
If you would like to visit my studio to view artwork, discuss a commission, or arrange a workshop, please contact me to arrange a time.
I am available to create an original Leafwork from your wedding bouquet.
All materials gathered from the bouquet after the wedding day, pressed and arranged into a permanent keepsake.
Please contact me for further information.
I am able to create unique Leafworks for private commissions.
I will visit your garden, or favourite place, and collect a small quantity of petals and leaves to create a unique artwork that captures the beauty of your garden, or of any other part of the landscape you love.
Please contact me if you’d like to commission a Leafwork.
Catchment – Gracefield Arts Centre – DumfriesNovember 2013
A collaboration where five local artists individually respond to the River Urr, and it’s landscape, in Galloway.
I was invited to participate in this year long project – and have created an exciting body of new work inspired by the River Urr, exploring the themes of flow and movement.
Leafwork created with materials picked on the Isle of Harris.
1. Walled Garden Quilt 2016 56x56cm
2. Woodland Quilt 2014 80x80cm
3. Askham Woods, Cumbria 2012 72x72cm
4. Kaleidoscope, 2015 48x48cm
5. Summer garden 2014 38x38cm
6. Celtic Tree Quilt, 2016 72x72cm
7. Orchardton Walled Garden 2012 56x56cm
8. Mystic Garden 2012 41x41cm
The Yellow Door Gallery, Dumfries