Today I’m starting a new project called Drawing Dundee. I am going to draw local products and places in the city and around the city and post every Wednesday on my social networks – so keep your eyes peeled. (starting Wednesday 2nd March) Continue reading
Here’s my new illustrated greetings cards featuring the local Dundee Cake. Continue reading
For the whole of January I took part in Fun A Day, where you do something fun everyday in January. Continue reading
Just back back from my holiday so I missed the reveal of the winner of the V&A Dundee Hoarding Design, I was itching to find out as I was in competition against them for the tender. I drove past to get a peek. Here’s a few snapshots.
I was delighted to be put forward by a panel, as one of ten designers chosen to tender to design the V&A Dundee hoardings.
With a clear brief, prestigious project, large scale, Dundee links and tight deadline it really got my creative juices flowing. Continue reading
Here’s my new images for next years 2014 Autumn/Winter Hallyburton Collection. All inspired by where I live on a country estate in the heart of Perthshire, Scotland. I’m surrounded by an abundance of inspiration on my doorstep!
I’m continually inspired by the changing seasons and fascinated at the harmonisation of the flora and fauna blending together. You often find me exploring knee deep amongst the grasses and dotted wild flowers, wandering through the woods of dappled trees and patchwork fields – I hope my designs capture the essence my surroundings.
This new Autumn/Winter 2014 Hallyburton Collection uses a palette of greens and a hint of warm chestnut. Some of my artworks include my fascination of pheasants as I follow their footprints around the estate, textured of stacked logs and expressive dotty marks of nature’s elements.
I create sophisticated patterned artworks for your products using my signature style of a lovely organic movement using repetitive marks and textures in delicious colours.
Patterned artworks collections can be licensed or I can be commissioned to create something bespoke for your products.
They are A5, locally printed and blank inside for your own message. Available to buy directly from me, please email me on email@example.com or pop into the DCA shop in Dundee to get them. They are priced £2.45 each.
I will be taking part in the Wasps Artists Christmas Sale on 30th November if you want to get some there, where I will be offering a special offer of 3 for £5.00. For more info on the Artist Christmas Sale please click here.
They artwork has my signature style using rhythmic mark making and merging patterns to represent the creativity happening in Dundee.
Final Flyer for the upcoming Pecha Kucha in Dundee! Thanks to Lyall for the graphics!
A sample below of an earlier edition.I’ve designed the latest flyer for the Pecha Kucha Vol 7. In my illustration I really wanted to capture the creativity going on in Dundee using my signature style. Using pattern to represent the different creatives, cultural organisations and events happening in Dundee that blend and merge together to create such a rich tapestry of the city, using the iconic silhouette of The Law as a backdrop. This event also links into the revealing of which city is to be crowned City of Culture 2017.
I’m a huge fan of Pecha Kucha nights organised by Creative Dundee, they are so inspiring! They’ve always have a great mix of creatives on the line up from people I know to things that I didn’t realise was happening in Dundee and surrounding areas. it’s a great concept, 20 slides and 20 seconds – it’s gives a fast snapshot! I did one back in May 2012, a bit scary standing up in front of 200 people! You can see my one here.
Pecha Kucha Volume 7 will take place on Thursday 21st November at the Bonar Hall in Dundee from 7pm – 10pm. This is a ticketed event and tickets are available from Eventbright please click here.
If you like my artwork is available for licence or I can create something bespoke for you.
I’ve created some Patterned Artworks for my vision of what Dundee will look like when the V&A Dundee is built on the River Tay. In my illustration I really wanted to capture the creativity going on in Dundee using my signature style. Using pattern as a metaphor to show the energy and creativity that weaves, blends and merges together with all the different creative people, cultural organisations and events happening in Dundee.
My Patterned Artworks have a natural flow that echo natures organic ability to sit in harmony to its surroundings and I see the V&A Dundee fitting into Dundees’ changing landscape very well.
This image is digitally printed on wool to create a wall hanging. The Patterned Artworks could be printed on a multitude of products from tea towels, ceramics, cushions, scarves, prints, mugs, notepads… the list is endless! I would love to be commissioned to create Patterned Artworks for the V&A Dundee.
My wall hanging will be on show at the Wasps Artists Open Weekend on the 19th & 20th October outside my studio on level 4, studio 404. You can find out more about the Open Studio weekend on my previous blog.
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2013, from 12 noon – 5pm
I would like to invite you to the Dundee Meadow Mill Wasps Artists Open Studios on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October from 12noon – 5pm.
My studio will be open with a range of Bargain Boxes with scarves, cards and prints and you can see some of the new things I’ve been working on! I’m on the 4th floor, in studio 404! (there is a lift!!!). I have the lovely Sooz Gordon sharing my studio who styles funky eclectic interiors, makes Dundee inspired cushions and offers Style Surgeries for others to learn about interior design.
Lots artists will be taking part all under the one roof from a wide range of creative practices – painting, ceramics, illustration, textiles, jewellery, installation, interiors, photography and much more. It’s a chance to have a look inside the creative spaces.
As well as the usual amazing array of artists and makers welcoming you into their place of work, this year we have a programme of FREE events in the Gallery Space on Saturday and Sunday (see below). There will be a cafe and a group show of tenants work in the cafe area and Project 2 on the 4th floor. This year we will have a shop curated by Lovely Things with some of their product alongside work from artists and makers. I will have a selection of things in there too, it’s on the 3rd floor, in studio 316.
12-1pm Creative Writing with author Zoe Venditozzi (maximum of 8 people)
1:30-2pm The Museum and the Whaleback City – Poetry Reading by Andy Jackson.
Fife-based poet Andy Jackson reads from his poetry collection The Assassination Museum and also from Whaleback City, the new anthology featuring six centuries of Dundee poetry, of which he is co-editor. Expect quirky, accessible poetry on themes as diverse as Daleks, dancing and conspiracy theories.
3:30-5pm Best Bits of Pecha Kucha Dundee (screening).
12:30-1:30pm – Meet the Inkers – Vanilla Inkers new intake.
2-5pm TRiGGER : Connectivity @ WASPS 2013 – TRiGGER is holding a participatory drop in afternoon on Sunday 20th October at WASPS Meadowmills Gallery space from 2-5pm. We will be inviting visitors and studio artists to contribute to an informal reflective visual response to WASPS Open Studios weekend. The afternoon is a relaxed and interactive experience with participation welcome from all visitors.
(These events will take place in Project 1 on the 4th floor.)
Ms Battenberg’s Travelling Tea Room will provide a veritable cornucopia of delectable treats. Sit back and relax with some homemade treats and a cuppa. Available throughout the weekend.
Come and try on my scarves and enjoy my colourful patterned studio! Come and see the creative talent Dundee has to offer! For a map please link here.
Please spread the word to others you think may be interested!
This A/W 2014 Hallyburton Collection is inspired by the abundance of inspiration on my doorstep where I live on a Perthshire country estate. I’m continually inspired by the changing seasons and fascinated at the harmonisation of the flora and fauna blending together. I’m often found exploring knee deep amongst the grasses and dotted wild flowers, wandering through the woods of dappled trees and patchwork fields. I hope my designs perfectly capture the essence of my surroundings.
This new Autumn/Winter 2014 Hallyburton Collection uses a palette of greens and a hint of warm chestnut. Pattern artworks include my fascination of pheasants as I follows their footprints, textured of stacked logs and expressive dotty marks of the nature’s elements.
Collections can be licensed or I can be commissioned to create something bespoke for your products.
Full collection to be revealed soon. If you would like to be emailed a copy of my new collection or sent a hardcopy in the post please email me with your details. firstname.lastname@example.org