Black and green

Seapods at the SSA is sold! I’m very pleased, and encouraged.

On to the next one, made for a friend’s birthday. Green holly and beech, both from Strathmiglo. The holly twigs were tricky to work with, even after I removed the leaves and took the gloves off. It has a mind of its own. Will it keep its lovely colour?






I’m very chuffed to announce that my favourite piece of work from 2015 has been selected for the Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition.

I made ‘Seapods’ in January from wrack washed up on the beach at Lower Largo. As it has dried, the seaweed has turned blacker and blacker. There is still a faint scent of sea air inside the two ‘pods’.

The exhibition runs from 21st December 2015 to 18th January 2016 at the Scottish National Gallery, The Academy, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL (formerly the RSA). Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm (closed 25th and 26th Dec).

Well worth a visit, all the work I saw in the galleries on drop-off day looked fabulous.