Following bereavement I started an art nightclass at Ayr College. The tutor encourged me to apply for the HNC in Art and Design. I was amazed to be accepted during the interview. I studied for the HNC part-time between 2012 and 2014. An enjoyable and healing time.
Highlights were establishing a living willow sculpture in the college's nursery garden and developing a moving time exposure photographic technique which was used to capture this winter forest image
I moved onto the HND Art and Design course (again PT) completing it in 2016.
Highlights were building three working ceramic fountains and making a huge artwork for the local
wineshop (Corney and Barrows) in its 250th year.
Subjects I loved during HNC and HND included: painting,
sculpture, ceramics, drawing, photography, print making and mixed media.
I was thrilled to get onto the Contemporary Art
Practice degree course at City of Glasgow College (CoGC). I started third year
in September 2016. New enjoyable subjects included performance, projection, warm glass and model making. I added to print-making and ceramics skills and developed 3D paintings, and made mobiles.
A new passion is prehistoric rock art (Neolithic cup-and-ring marks). This glass cast was made via plasticine, plaster and clay.
I'm now into the fourth (honours) year of degree course at CoGC; new adventures are beginning.
Have also been building sculptures from recycled slate. There are four in gardens in Ayr and I'm finishing a fifth in my mother's garden in the Borders. Here is No. 2 in Ayr, completed March 2016, this photo June 2016.
See the Gallery for more of my photos and artworks.