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,…

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…

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…