I am a Scottish artist and designer based in Glasgow. My key area of interest is in collaborative projects that explore place, narrative and participation. My work encompasses painting and drawing, installation, print and delivery in the community. Learn more about my approach and interests in this blog section of my website. For a more frequently updated insight into my practice please follow me on twitter @josievallely
MAP of Me
I have just started a new course as part of my Masters programme which is called 'mapping the city'. Our first assignment was to create a map of ourselves. Something I have always loved doing is creating books from scraps- so I painted freely on some large papers and then cut them up to create this book. I experimented with binding after chatting to the lovely Rachel Anna Cocker about the wonders of exposed spines. Take a look!
Wishing for the woods
Thinking about characters
I have never spent much time developing a character in my illustrations, so as we move towards the new year i thought i would try something new! I am developing a character who will be used in a narrative exploring the experiences of living with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder). A number of people have taken part in this project so far- and some have sent me incredible writings about their experiences- which i will help me to develop the narrative.
While i did this I listened to a podcast by Chris Oatley, a Disney character designer, and Will Terry, which was interesting and quite inspiring really! have a listen here.
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!