Tuesday, 29 April 2014

time capsule

15.5 x 35cm (framed), sewn thread on acetate and watercolour on 190gsm watercolour paper


Thursday, 24 April 2014

spring tides

36 x 72cm (including frame) watercolour on 200lb Bockingford paper


tracing waves & tidal rush

"tracing waves" *SOLD*
47 x 25cm (including frame) sewn thread on photographs and acetate.

"tidal rush" *SOLD*
 25 x 35cm (approx.) sewn thread on photographs and acetate

Monday, 21 April 2014



I appear to have developed a linear fixation. I'm hoping it will resolve itself and transform into some finished pieces soon.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

changing light

Two sets of photographs taken at the Sand O' Wright last Saturday. One set at 1pm and the other at 5pm.



Monday, 14 April 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

current exhibition at the gallery: marking time

marking time: a collaborative exhibition by Leila and Jo Thomson.

Working on the theme of time, Mum and I have both produced artwork in response to the Sand O' Wright beach in Hoxa, South Ronaldsay. Shapes and colours from this beach occur repeatedly in both our work. The ebb and flow of the tide marks both time and the contours of the beach.

Our last collaboration was in 2010 during my final year of university. We both enjoyed it so much that we thought it was about time we worked together again.

I spent a few days sketching and taking photographs at the Sand O' Wright when I was researching ideas for my pieces. I thought to myself that I probably looked quite strange standing in the sea in my big coat and wellies with a sketchbook and piece of charcoal in hand. At one point I wasn't paying attention to where I was standing and an unexpected wave rushed past and soaked my trousers and went inside my wellies. Serves me right for standing too far in, although it was the best way to observe tide lines!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014