Being seen as a creative practitioner by others when you are unable to see it yourself is a soul enriching experience and a chance encounter in the wonderful Thistle Gallery in Glasgow artist Jackie Forbes Henderson gifted me oil paints that she no longer used. This was a transformational process for me as it led to a deep friendship and collaboration on my first EP in 2016 ‘Transformation’.
I’ve worked with Maureen on a collaborative exhibition blending music and art. It was a wonderful experience embedding myself in Maureen’s music and interpreting the audio into visual. Maureen’s communication and open mindedness was lovely and encouraged experimentation and freedom of creativity. Her music comes from the heart and inspires the same from anyone she works with, in whatever medium.Jackie Forbes Henderson
I love the permanence and the time taken for oil paintings to dry, as a reiki practitioner I loved the commission for the Reiki symbols. Prints of the symbols are available on my online shop.
This fledgling confidence in oils brought about experimentation with my favourite subject matter, the AUM symbol and the lotus flower.
I never thought that watercolours would be a medium I would embrace, however a wee set from the art shop in Castle Douglas changed my mind. Having time and space on holiday allowed me to experiment with this medium.
Through writing the song ‘The Watcher’ I was inspired to paint again….
Prints are available of all my art work and framing can be arranged too as I have a wonderful picture framer (Ciaran my husband – one half of the amazing Strange Frames)