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...
Byre – an exhibition in a barn

Byre – an exhibition in a barn

  I took part in Byre, a site-specific exhibition in a barn in Northumberland for one weekend in September. I showed charcoal drawings which I had made two years ago whilst on a mini residency here; they were of trees, lanes and farm buildings. Alongside, I...
Life Under Lockdown

Life Under Lockdown

‘Life Under Lockdown’ was the theme of a micro-residency I was chosen for in 2020, through NHS Tonic Arts. Seven artists, all born in different decades, were asked to respond to the theme by producing new work which would be exhibited at the Western...
Moving artist’s studio

Moving artist’s studio

In August this year I moved artist’s studio within the same building – WASPS Studios, West Park Place, Edinburgh. I had been in my previous studio for twenty three years! That is a long time to be in an artist’s studio. My years there had been marked by a...