Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Residency | 0 comments

This summer I took up joint artist in residence for two weeks with Liz Myhill at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, located on the most southern tip of Shetland. To reach our destination Liz and I navigated our way from Lerwick harbour to Sumburgh Head, passing shetland ponies and sheep along the road. Nothing could prepare me for the jaw dropping scenery as we snaked across the landscape, driving over the airport runway which is closed whenever a flight is taking off or landing. As we approached our accommodation, a recently renovated...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Islands | 0 comments

The Low Light In early April 2016 I was kindly invited to join artists Kittie Jones, Leo du Feu, Nye Hughes, Liz Myhill and Susan Smith on one of the most beautiful islands in Scotland, The Jewel of the Forth. For one week the Low Light, a former navigational lighthouse became our home and stomping ground. In this blog post I have shared notes made throughout my stay, as well as photographs of some of my favourite spots to paint and examples of my work made on site. From left to right: Leo du Feu, Liz Myhill, Lara Scouller, Kittie Jones, Nye...

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Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Bursary | 0 comments

Guillimot colony, St.Abbs Head, pastel on paper In October 2014 I received the SWLA Seabird Drawing Bursary which enabled me to attend the the week long course held in June 2015. The Seabird Drawing Course programme focussed on field drawing at specific bird colonies in North Berwick and the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Activities entailed drawing exercises and talks lead by wildlife artists Kittie Jones, Greg Poole, John Threlfall and Darren Woodhead who all provided excellent guidance and inspiration. Participating in the course allowed me...

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The Annex Residency, Crinan 2014

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Residency | 0 comments

The Annex Residency provided a unique opportunity for my sister (Kim Scouller) and I to spend one week based in and around Crinan, a small harbour village on the west coast of Scotland. Surrounded by stunning seascapes, breathtaking views of Jura and the famous Crinan canal on our doorstep – it did not take us long to settle into our work.         During my stay I made a series of drawings based on the boats moored in the loch and in the working boat yard. Above is the Victoria Semper and the Duke of Normandy. We were lucky to...

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