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. My engineering professor came up with the project title explaining to me that the old British word darg meant a day’s work. Drams of course reflects the whisky component of the art work, but also I associate it with having a good time after the work is done and enjoying for instance some uplifting fiddle music. Having lived in Scotland for over a decade I see its beauty in the natural grit of everyday life. My picture-postcard Scotland gives a ‘rough around the edges’ portrayal, a Scotland absorbed in work and play, and at one with its environment. My work generally focusses on people in action. The locals around my studio refer to them as my mannies, an affectionate Scottish term. I like to observe their gestures, habits and characters.
A full interview on Scotland: Darg and Drams was featured in the Scottish Art Scene Magazine: