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.
Last month I was lucky enough to receive a bursary to go to West Dean House, in Chichester, to explore my work around Landscape drawing. I use landscape often in my work to explore emotion, symbolism and narrative. The recent piece of work that I have featured in the Prescriptions Exhibition (photos in my last post) is made up of landscape drawings to express narratives of Chronic Obstructive Pulmanory Disease.
This week away was an opportunity to spend some time exploring these themes in a pressure free environment without having to look towards a finished piece of work. During the course I learnt an extensive range of ways of drawing and connecting with landscapes. In particular I revisited the use of drawing as research, which was inspiring and will influence my future practice.
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!