QEST Study visit to Naples and Rome

QEST Study visit to Naples and Rome

I made a wonderful study visit to Rome and Naples, thanks to a QEST Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement Scholarship. ​Following on from my gold leaf course in Bosa, I took the boat from Sardinia to the mainland and trains to Naples, Pompeii,...
QEST Gold Leaf Course, Bosa, Sardinia

QEST Gold Leaf Course, Bosa, Sardinia

As part of my QEST scholarship (Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement Trust), I spent a week in Bosa Art School, Sardinia with Carey Mortimer. She showed me how to use gold leaf on fresco panels. I started by dissolving beeswax in turpentine and mastic...
Improvised Fictions at the Scottish Arts Club

Improvised Fictions at the Scottish Arts Club

In February 2023 I had a solo exhibition, Improvised Fictions at the Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh. The Scottish Arts Club is a cosy exhibition space in the heart of Edinburgh. I showed large and small oil paintings on the theme of day dreaming and invention, with...
QEST, L’Art de la Fresque, Brittany

QEST, L’Art de la Fresque, Brittany

Continuing with my QEST Scholarship, I attended a week long fresco course, l’Art de la Fresque, at the beautiful Abbaye Saint Jacut de la Mer in Brittany, France. This was run by Isabelle Bonzom and Valerie Letombe and hosted by VMSF. There were thirteen participants...
QEST Scholarship, Merz fresco

QEST Scholarship, Merz fresco

In 2022, I received a QEST Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement Trust Award to gain further training in fresco painting. The first part of this, in June, involved working on a wall. I was keen to get practice in this as I had previously mainly worked on...