P.P.Painting Penguins for Maggie’s Penguin Parade

Absolutely delighted to be the art co-ordinator and one of the artists for Maggie’s Penguin Parade in Dundee. We are fundraising for Maggie’s Dundee by releasing 80 giant painted penguins onto the streets of Dundee and beyond. There are 97 baby penguins on the loose too! By the end of September we hope to have…

Book Illustration Project: Adaptive Interaction and Dementia

We got published!!! 💚 The brilliant Dr Maggie Ellis from St Andrews University asked me to illustrate a book that she was writing with Professor Arlene Astell back in February 2017! I jumped at the opportunity to work with them. Mainly cos Maggie is just so lovely… but also because both my grandfathers suffered from…

Have You Met Harold and Pip?

“We’re calling the bar ‘Bird and Bear’.” “What a brilliant name” I replied to Phil with a big smile, “so what’s their story?” “We don’t know yet, but you like telling stories, would you like to come up with ours?” Without even the slightest hesitation I said yes. What an opportunity. Before I knew it…

Have you ever met a kabouter?

Have you ever met a kabouter? I have always enjoyed stories of old Holland from my Oma (my grandmother). Childhood stories about skating on the canals and exploring. She retold Dutch fairytales and brought with her the Dutch tradition of leaving your shoe out on 5th December to hopefully receive a present from Sinterklaas on…

Explore your city! Dundee’s Hidden Treasures

Dundee has some really fantastic public art. You don’t have to walk far to stumble upon the Dundee Penguins, Lemmings, mosaics and cheeky monkeys! ❤️ I love the more hidden pieces too like the squirrel that was deliberately placed at child height!  The Dundee Penguins just love to dress up! 😂 m so proud to…

There’s an Elephant on the Loose!

Joining Hamilton’s Big Stampede this year is Forget Me Not, my colourful elephant, who tells many stories via her detailed new outfit! Check out the wee film above to see how she was made… Forget-me-not’s flowers represent true love and caring for others. The trees symbolise growth, health and strength too. Nature is a healer,…

Catching Oor Dreams on Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail

This is an extended article that was written for Dundee Evening Telegraph about the creation of Oor Dreamcatcher. Thought you might like to read it and see all our photos… A picture speaks a thousand words… and tells of a thousand dreams. Suzanne Scott of WhimSicAL LusH is a Dundee artist and illustrator on a…

Discovery Walk: Creating D’Arcy Thompson’s Plaque

Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson was the first lecturer in biology at Dundee University. I remember that I first found out about him when I stumbled across a poster on the Dundee University campus inviting us to come along to the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology museum that is part of the University in the Carnelley Building. It is only…

Discovery Walk: Creating Mary Ann Baxter’s Plaque

Mary Ann Baxter If it wasn’t for Mary Ann Baxter we wouldn’t have Dundee University and I may not have studied equally alongside men when I attended if she had not insisted on this happening all those years ago. I also wouldn’t enjoy all those wonderful twisted trees, the pretty flowers, the pavillion and those…

Discovery Walk: The Story of the Title Plaque

The Story of the Discovery Walk Plaque Designs: The Title Plaque Working on design proposals for the plaques led me to develop a series of stories depicted by both words and complementary illustrations. The idea was to take people on a short journey to experience the lives and achievements of those notable individuals being featured…