For the love of place
With places, I fall in love so easily.
I even have a type that does it for me almost every time.
Usually it's the west coast of Scotland. Frequently it's an island or coastal location. Often it's on or amidst the mountains. It's almost always remote. My current crush is a tiny place called Torrin. It's on the Isle of Skye, off Scotland's west coast, it sits on the edge of a sea loch, sheltered by Red Cuillin Mountains and looks over to Blàbheinn and the Black Cuillin. It's remote, the only facilities in the hamlet are a seasonal coffee shop and a phone box! Heaven.
Where is your special place? What does it for you? Is it the place you met your partner? Is it your wedding venue? Is it your ancestral home? Is it where you are right now?
Commission your own map
I make textile maps, a sort of aerial art. I use Harris Tweed as my colour palette. They are researched, plotted, cut and stitched to create a customised, one-of-a-kind piece of art to hang on your wall as a reminder of your place.
Take a look at a few of my previous commissions below.
How does it work:
- Firstly, let's talk. Visit my contact page for details. There is absolutely no obligation for you to proceed any further than the enquiry stage.
- Tell me about your brief to help me discover if it is physically achievable. e.g. If you would like an accurate aerial map of the shifting sands of the Sahara I may have to decline! I'll ask you things about location, significant features, colours, size and budget.
- I'll then prepare preliminary sketches and if we agree on the direction to go and timescales at this point I will provide a costed commission proposal. As a guide: a simplified outline of a coastline or island starts from £500 GBP, a large statement piece with complex contours, layers or colour palette may cost upwards of £2,000 GBP
- Agreement of final composition of the piece, payment of deposit.
- Creation and delivery of your commissioned piece.
Information above is based on private commissions. If you would like to discuss corporate artwork for your business; office, hotel, restaurant, bar, café or product packaging please get in touch.