As the new year gets underway I am looking forward to lots of new and interesting work ahead for 2020. Later on this year I will have a solo exhibition at the Union Gallery in Edinburgh, which will be a dedicated tarot exhibition in conjunction with the release of the deck I have been creating over the last two years. I have 18 pieces left to complete and at the moment I am working with a designer to format the images into card format – it’s very exciting to see it all taking shape !
This week I have started four new pieces – Strength, Justice, the Ten of Swords and the Ten of Cups. I tend to start a ‘crop’ of paintings so that I can keep working while things are drying or while I decide where to take them next. Sometimes I have a very clear image of how I want the painting to look, but mostly I just start with a general idea of where I’m going and then it takes on a life of its own. It’s really interesting for me to see the card imagery I have known for so many years coming to life through the paintings.
In tandem with my tarot pieces I am also developing ideas for a new body of work around the theme of “Hearts and Minds’. To help me refine this, I am returning to the (extremely helpful and clever) researchers at the University of St Andrews next week for some discussions. My previous work with women scientists https://news.st-andrews.ac.uk/archive/exposure-for-hidden-learning/ is always at the back of my mind, and I have continued to be inspired by the many crossovers between art and science. Watch this space!
Finally, I am happy that my work is featuring on the posters of two exciting upcoming events in fife – International Women’s Day https://www.onfife.com/whats-on/detail/women-fife and Remembering Scotland’s Accused Witches Conference https://www.onfife.com/whats-on/detail/remembering-scotlands-accused-witches-conference
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