Artwork: illustration and logo design
I make detailed studies of plants, flowers and other natural objects using ink and watercolour. Although these are usually commissioned for personalised gifts, I also design bespoke and unique logos for blogs and events. If you're interested in my artwork for a project you have in mind, please contact me for a chat.
I primarily use three methods of printmaking: lino print, monotype and mono print. The former entails me using simplified versions of my sketches and carving the design into lino with special carving tools. The lino is then inked and prints are made onto paper.
Monotype prints are made by inking a surface and drawing onto the back of the paper. When the paper is pulled back, it reveals a simple and modern style of drawing. Mono print involves my collecting plants and pressing them before again using ink to create permanent images, sometimes multi-layered, of ephemeral items.
Again, if you're interested in my prints please get in touch or visit my online shop. You can also buy my handmade journals and original mono prints at The Mere Gallery in the Lake District, Shilasdair in Staffin, the Isle of Skye and Skye Makers Gallery in Dunvegan, Skye.
I run printmaking workshops here on Skye from various venues in the north west of the island. I cater for small groups and teach basic techniques such as monotype and making mono prints from botanicals, as well as simple bookbinding and stamp-making skills. Weather permitting, I like to include some outdoor time to explore what's growing and to collect plants for inspiration. And because the weather here is so unpredictable, a workshop is a great way for people to spend a few hours indoors learning new skills and creating something they can take home with them.
‘Nice pace, helpful feedback…’
‘Relaxed atmosphere. Great tuition. Good pace.’
‘Especially enjoyed the practical session - good clear instructions, achievable results.’
‘The whole experience was excellent.’
‘Enjoyed learning new skills and taking something away, chatting and getting to know people…’
If you’re a Skye business owner considering hosting workshops for guests or customers, please feel free to contact me for an informal chat. Likewise, if you’d be interested in attending a one-to-one session (or as a pair) just get in touch.