Islander - Weaver - Writer - Artist
Home for me is Shetland, an archipelago 120 miles north of the most northern point of mainland Scotland.
My desire to make is ultimately about carrying through a sensation, vibration or essence of a place or object, into an artwork, piece of writing or handwoven fabric - to communicate the intangibility of personal experience.
Writing is one of the main ways I begin in developing new work and often my sketchbooks are filled with scribbled words and descriptions capturing a specific feeling triggered by landscape, building, texture or colour. In my blog, I’ve written most often about places in Shetland, aiming to give a personal account of what an area evokes or means for me.
Currently, I’m based in Edinburgh as I’m studying a masters at Edinburgh College of Art. It’s a bit of an adventure and will, I’m sure, result in significant developments in my work.
If you’d like to join me to see what I’m up to or offer some encouragement (as I’m sure there will be times I’ll need it!) then sign up to my blog and follow me on social media.
If you would like to commission a piece or are interested in collaboration then please feel free to get in touch.