For commissions, please contact me to discuss ideas.
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.
I recently entered Sky Portrait Artist of the Year where I drew Ashley Walters using my scratchart method. I had 4 hours to create my artwork whilst being filmed and interviewed and then was judged on my efforts. It was a fantastic experience and I thoroughly encourage anyone who enjoys art to watch the whole series. Below is my episode, be sure to enter the password to view is as written below.
Please enter the password st0ryvault to view my episode of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year
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.