Back in September I was sitting in my studio with my Dad, microphones plugged in, cups of tea being drank and the sun streaming in the window. We were being interviewed by Kirsteen Stewart for the Radio Orkney show ‘Makers’. On Thursday past it was aired. During the interview we were given the opportunity to … More MAKERS
I am often asked to give more detail of what my work is about, to give deeper meaning, to attach it to relevant world stuff and find a connection. I walk, I draw, I remember and then I paint. The Orkney Landscape is the place that inspires me. It’s ever changing weather, it’s amazing light, … More New Season
Being invited to take part in an interview is always something that gives me the nerves! Those that know me will understand that the possibility of me saying something pretty stupid is always a possibility – I guess everyone is the same to a certain degree. Anyhow, it is always good to be involved and … More Pier Arts Centre – Art Pass Recommend
A six week workshop led by Laura Drever, delivered to Young Adults, in partnership with The Connect Project. Participants explored the Orkney Landscape by learning and experimenting with drawing and painting techniques.
This afternoon I started taking WALKS off the studio walls to get them packaged and ready for their new homes. Thank you for all the online views, comments, visits and encouragement over the last month. I really hope that you have been inspired to get outside, take a walk and enjoy all that our landscape … More WALKS
My penultimate post for WALKS. I was brought up to be thankful and hold it in high regard in my adult life. I fully understand without the help of others, I would not be able to do what I do and that is what makes it pretty special. I have a few folk that I … More THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
Mull Head in Deerness is a great place to spend some time. WALKS of all lengths can be taken. From the carpark to The Gloup, further onto Brough of Deerness, onto the Trig Point on Mull Head, along to Coventantor’s Memorial. A great circular if you have the time. One of my favourite parts of … More NEVI
I received my second Vaccine today – NHSO have worked so hard to get our community through the doors in such a short space of time. I believe age 18-29 are next the list. So privileged. So thankful. Today, while walking down to the Health Centre I looked across to the hills I look over … More CRANTIT, CORSE AND LYNN
This walk was well walked last year – one of my favourite WALKS. It is not too far from home and never disappoints. Parking at Hobbister following the path through the Nature Reserve and crossing over to Waulkmill Beach. A walk of sea cliffs, moorland, the whitest sand and clearest of sea. This is a … More Waulkmill
Yesterday we walked the coast of Stromness. I try to do this every time I visit (if time allows). I am not sure I will ever tire of the views – the Hoy Hills make it special. I lived in Stromness for a couple of years in my younger days and my husband’s Granny has … More Ness