I work on research projects with an emphasis on landscape- plants and habitats. I have just finished working, as an invited artist, on an exhibition entitled ‘Intranquility’ which was curated by The Society of Scottish Artists and is being shown at An Talla Solais, Ullapool during July and August 2016. The work I made focussed on three plants first recorded around Ullapool in the 1700s.
Contemporary practices in both drawing and painting, in relation to traditional methods, are a constant challenge in order to find innovative ways of making work that challenges my perception of landscape.
The emphasis that I give to my research work is that of a ‘work-in-progress’ to explore the boundaries between the handmade and machine made.
I am interested in ideas of the ‘visible and invisible’, and ‘macro and micro’.
The writings of Nan Shepherd interest me.
Research sites include the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Angus, and the North West Highlands. She has worked with Scottish Natural Heritage; The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, The Borders Forest Trust, and The Carrifran Wildwood Project.
Liz Douglas, Wasps, Selkirk. I am a Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists, and graduate of Edinburgh College of Art