I was asked to write a feature with some photos for This Is Central Station on where I make. You can also see other Scottish artists and designers too.
Welcome to my wonderful patterned world where I capture the drama of Scottish wilderness with nature at the heart of my surface designs.
Everything happens here in my studio in bonnie Dundee – colour studies, developing ideas, playing with scale and pattern, paper designs, cutting stencils, screen printing, painting, collage, fabric samples, mixing dyes, planning schools and community workshops, sewing and the list goes on…
All these steps help me create my surface patterns for a range of products and applications. I’m on a mission to cover the world in my designs from wallpapers, wellies, ceramics, and murals to Land Rover Defenders – the possibilities are endless!
I have a playful approach and mix together delicious colours, juxtaposing scales, energetic repetitive marks, to create my distinct rhythmic signature.
I love my cosy space where I surround myself with colour swatches, drawings, fabric samples, old coffee pots of brushes, wooden printing blocks and random things I’ve collected. I like nothing more than getting my hands dirty in the studio. It’s not too flash but being surrounded by all my inspiration is really important and keeps me focused.
I am part of the Dundee WASPS artist’s studios and I’m in a temporary space on Airlie Place for 6 months while my studio at Meadowmill is being refurbished. I really like it, it used to be a students bedroom so it has a homely feel with a fireplace and a sink. I settled in quickly after a quick lick of white paint. I like the location as it next to the DJCAD and I can see a tree out of my window. I like being part of WASPS as I’m surrounded by other fellow creative’s from a range of art forms from printmakers, jewellers, sculptural textiles and painters.
I love being in my studio and being playful and creative!