When the road ahead is blocked, take the scenic route

When the road ahead is blocked, take the scenic route

I am often asked about the fact that I am both a writer and a visual artist, and how these two creative practices fit together. I was asked this question again at the lovely book launch event at the new "Threshing Floor Theatre" that was held this weekend (see pic). I...

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WATCHING WATER

WATCHING WATER

I've been working on a new series of drawings and paintings that continue my fascination with watching how water moves in, through and around the landscapes and shores of Orkney. Here's a selection of new pieces, and as the work progresses I'll keep adding more.Sea...

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The Clearing

Published by Little, Brown, “The Clearing” is a memoir about ‘spaces between’ and what may be learned in them. As I clear the family home after the death of both my parents, the memories held there prompt reflections on my family’s flawed strategies for coping with my...

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FLOW

FLOW

“Flow” is a 30 metre-long mural which I was commissioned to create for the new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall. It runs along a curved wall and internal glazing between the hospital entrance hub and the two GP practices that are now based within the hospital. Inspired by...

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THE LIE OF THE LAND

THE LIE OF THE LAND

Auchterarder School, Perthshire In 2000-2004 I was commissioned to work with architects Anderson Bell Christie to develop a series of artworks to be integrated into the fabric of a new secondary school in Auchterarder, Perthshire. “The Lie of the Land” fills the full...

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