Hello! I am a Scottish artist, designer and researcher based in Glasgow. My key area of interest is in collaborative projects that explore health, narrative and participation. I have a Masters of Design from Glasgow School of Art. My work encompasses visual arts, illustration, graphic design and delivery in the community. I am an associate service designer and illustrator with the Institute of Research and Innovation (IRISS) where I deliver participatory design workshops, conduct research, support co-design and create visual solutions focused on the world of social care.
It was really exciting to be offered the opportunity to work with the RSPB on a promotional image for their garden wildlife festival, which takes place in the summer. I am working on a striking, graphic image based on digital collage techniques, using patterns created In community workshops inspired by the priority species: house sparrow, pipestrille bats, hedgehogs, bumble bees, watervoles, and swifts. The workshops took place on a busy afternoon in Kelvingrove museum- here are some of the results!
I am now working on bringing together the textures created in the workshops – painted with invented paintbrushes crafted from nature. I am working with themes of patch worked collage, which echoes the rich variety of wildlife and spaces in Glasgow, as well as paying homage to the ‘homeliness’ of the festival. Encouraging people to get wrapped up in the nature on their doorstep!
The final work will be released soon- and will be all over Glasgow as a poster inside the promotional leaflet for the festival!
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!