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…

Fun A Day

   Fun A Day challenge: Create something fun every day in January… Just cos! Anything that you like… Just cos! Then we will have us an exhibition of all our fun creations.  I loved this Fun A Day challenge, the perfect antidote to January and a good excuse to do whatever I felt like that…

Porter’s Gin: The Story Behind The Bottle

I am a firm believer that we taste with our eyes before a drink even passes our lips. My eyes naturally beeline straight for eye catching illustrations, interesting shapes and the unusual. I know that I am not alone in this sub-conscious and very visual, decision making process when it come to drinks bottles. With…

Snowboarding in the Art Bar

What do you do with your snowboard when it’s no longer fit for the mountain? Turn it into a piece of 3D functional art of course! This is the new door in the Art Bar, Dundee. The snowboard has been retired from its mountain adventures but is still very much in use as the 3D…

❤️ WhimSicAL LusH 2016 Calendar ❤️

Woo hoo! The WhimSicAL LusH 2016 calendars are here! Hooray! Available to purchase from the WhimSicAL LusH Etsy shop now!    Check out link below for all details and some new illustrations that haven’t been released before as well as including some firm favourites from over the last few years. Buy the WhimSicAL LusH 2016…

‘In The Trees’ is off to Pitlochry…

    This illustration is currently part of an exhibition in The River Room at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, which is being curated by Perthshire Open Studios. We’re looking forward to opening the doors of the Tigh-Fhada studio again in September for our third year of Open Studios.  (Tigh-Fhada: Number 138: Red Route) Some work in progress…

Art On The Move!

I was recently asked by the lovely people at the Trinity Art Supplies shop in Dundee to come up with a Dundee/ WhimSicAL LusH inspired illustration for their new van. This is what I came up with…. Can you tell I enjoyed this one! There are quirky rabbits and the Dundee Penguins, the shop has been…