Water colour and wax on gesso, based on drawings of Tsunami deposits at Maryton on the Montrose Basin currently showing at the RSA in Edinburgh.
Recently completed a series of etchings based on the Storegga Tsunami deposits at Montrose Basin. I wanted to combine what the deposits look like today with the idea of a Tsunami wave hitting the basin around 8000 years ago. I’m interested in what has changed and what has stayed the same about the landscape after … More Etching
Drawing Pink Peonies for the Empire Exhibition at the Rope works Gallery, Montrose in July and August……. They are amazing to look at, less amazing to draw but think I’m getting there, the first Peonies arrived from China to the UK in 1795, and a Peony grown from the original plant still grows in the … More Empire and Tree Peonies
Woodblock season is back …..using reduction techniques to layer colour on the theme of intensive farming.
A series of three small paintings about the seasons and farming, highlighting the power of the equinox on early farmers and the influence of the seasons on farming for centuries.Intensive farming and climate change are merging the seasons, which is worrying for the future sustainability of farming and for food security.
I use watercolour and hot wax to create layers with washes and wax and wiping off in between. I have also used varnish to do a similar job.