Found natural objects

Found natural objects often inform my work – they remind me of a moment or a walk in Orkney’s beautiful landscape or the fresh air blowing in my face or of a childhood memory of place.


I draw from experience, I paint in my studio and when taking photos of landscape I do not refer back to them when creating work.  This method of working ensures that I have control over what is seen, it is a true reflection of how I see Orkney.  It encourages me to think about the elements, the unique light, sea and landscape.  The memory is fixed.


These six works are found natural objects encased in plaster.  I see them as sketches. Each one has been placed in a mould with paster poured on top and left to dry.  Once dry it is removed from the mould and excavated.  The object is framed and fixed.