ART IN SHETLAND
Being a native Shetlander I feel a strong connection with the islands and so far all of my work has inspired by our dramatic Shetland landscape. We have long dark winters, with wild windy weather but I can not imagine living anywhere else.
I spend a lot of time exploring the coast line of the islands, collecting shells, stones, sea glass and pottery, which I often use in my art work. I find the pieces of pottery especially fascinating imagining who once owned the jug, bowl or plate and how old it may be? Many of the intricate patterns on the pottery are beautiful.