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,…

#DundeeInstameet

REINVENTION: Dundee Instameet Saturday 11th March 2017  We took 70 instagrammers on a journey through past, present and a glimpse into the future of Dundee last Saturday and what a fun day we had, with hundreds of incredible shots of our beautiful city taken in just a few hours! Dundee is the only UNESCO City of Design…

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 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…

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…

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…

‘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…

WhimSicAL LusH @ BrewDog Dundee

Over the last few weeks I have been working on a big project for BrewDog Dundee. They let me loose with my hand drawn paste-ups, pens and the biggest print that I have had made of of one of my illustrations yet! The massive circus was drawn specifically for this project and is approximately 2x2m…

Nature vs Manmade and Graffiti

I went exploring not so long ago and whilst hiding from the brutal rain and wind, on the east coast of Scotland, found this hidden treasure. Some may find graffiti an eyesore (and yes, sometimes it is) but done well and in the right setting, graffiti, I think can be very powerful, beautiful and wonderful….

April 2014 Newsletter

April! Seriously? Already? Wow! Time has flown by, and no wonder. March was a blur of busy and April doesn’t look to be slowing down either. But I like it that way. Keeps me out of trouble! Well… almost! I hope this month’s newsletter finds you happy and enjoying Spring 🙂 Just to re-cap a…