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…

Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail: A Wee Peek Behind The Scenes

Scotland’s favourite boy, Oor Wullie, will be coming to the streets of Dundee this summer. Do you remember Aberdeen’s Wild Dolphins, Bristols Gromits and gorillas and Birmingham’s Owls? Well… Dundee is going to be home to 50 Oor Wullie sculptures over summer this year! “Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail is a major public arts event that will…

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 @ SPeX PisTOls

   This was such an awesome commission for Dundee’s very own optical boutique… SPeX PisTOls! The wee shop is so sweet and when we decided to include the cherry tree from along the lane, the famous bicycle, one of their gorgeous kitty cats and a washing line from Johnston’s Lane yesteryear, this illustration pretty much…

A Week in the Heart of Scotland for Perthshire Open Studios

This will be the third year that I have teamed up with my mum to do Perthshire Open Studios. Our studio is at Tigh Fhada in Inver, by Dunkeld.    We have to be in one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland, being on the doorstep of the renowned Hermitage. It would be impossible…

WhimSicAL LusH x TeaPigs

TeaPigs recently got in touch with me and asked me to combine my art with their tea. These pieces were to launch their new campaign to get artists to collaborate with them. I love drawing and I love drinking tea so it was an easy commission to say yes to! Here’s what I came up…

‘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…