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Darg and Drams at the Meffan Gallery

Scotland: Darg and Drams has grown into a comprehensive body of work which is dedicated to Scottish heritage, industries and landmarks. Darg and Drams at the Meffan Gallery was exhibited in a solo show in 2017. (more…)

The Masters of Glassblowing

Extremely hot, that is really what I take away from this amazing experience amidst The Masters of Glassblowing in Murano. You have to have skin made out of leather to withstand the temperatures. Drinking 8 litres of water a day is not uncommon for masters Matteo, Roberto, Giovanni, and Maurice. (more…)

Drunk on whisky, butts and barrels

In the barns where the whisky casks are made the movement of the coopers dancing around their barrels, busy shaping, shaving and charring casks instantly captivated me. With their aprons, traditional tools (more…)

Printmaking and Whisky

This Printmaking and Whisky clip shows some of the tools and equipment I use in the studio when creating etchings focussed on the whisky industry. I built up the drawing  onto the copper plate in several layers. Each layer exposing unprotected copper is bathed in acid.  (more…)

When Art and Engineering Overlap

Whilst drawing along the quayside workers and ship captains would come up and look over my shoulder, tell me what they are doing, offer me sandwiches and a chair to sit on. When art and engineering overlap is a collaboration with (more…)

Painting Music by AI

Painting Music is a live stage performance using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create music from live painted drawings shown as part of Aberdeen University May Festival 2019. (more…)