Scratch art is new to me, I discovered the work of a Norwegian artist who used a similar technique whilst I was working at the local art gallery and it inspired me to have a go. Initially struggling to make my own boards, I finally found ready made scratchboards made of china clay and Indian Ink and have now created a number of originals and some are open edition prints which you can buy at the studio in Thurso. You may see me working on commissions and new ideas, I like to swap between jewellery and art to keep things fresh.
In 2011 I won 'Best Artist' in Country Living Magazine's first Kitchen Table Talent Award. I had been developing my own technique for a couple of years before, using iron wire used normally for binding silver in the soldering process of jewellery making. It had been a progression from continuous line drawing whilst drawing the animals at The Highland Wildlife Park. I then spent a long time drawing boats in the harbour near my house. I have created numerous artworks and commissions using a variety of thicknesses of wire and often add found objects to enhance the pictures. Here are just a few images of the work I have created.