“FLOW” THE MOVIE!

Last week I returned to the Balfour Hospital to record some video in which I explained a bit about this project and how it came about. It was nice to go back and spend some time with this piece of work that completely took over my life for a period of several months...
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...
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...
ORKNEY SHORE

ORKNEY SHORE

The natural environment of Orkney is strongly influencing my recent work, particularly the constant, dynamic movement of water and weather. I am thinking a lot about what it means to live on an island surrounded by the wide sea horizon, and experiencing that as a kind...
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...
THE STOOR WORM

THE STOOR WORM

The stoor worm, or Mester Stoor Worm, was a gigantic evil sea serpent of Orcadian folklore. When the Stoor Worm was finally killed, as it died its teeth fell out to become the islands of Orkney, Shetland and the Faroes, and its body became Iceland. The Stoor Worm,...

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