“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Studio Hundy was built in 2012 in my tranquil garden in the heart of the beautiful landscape of the Scottish Borders.
As an Artist and Art for Health Practitioner (SEE: Art for Health), I am particularly interested in “processes” of transformation. These transformations take place, not only inwardly – as a result of our observations of the outer world – but also within the creative artistic activity itself.
My own artistic practice is informed through this understanding of the power of the creative process.
Studio Hundy is the place where I can “explore” these ideas artistically. I work with a variety of media including charcoal, pastel, watercolour (wet-on-wet & veiling) and oil-on-paper, trying to match the media to the nature of the exploration. The development of the artwork thereby becomes something of an “alchemical” accompaniment to the process.
I have also been exploring lino cut prints and the simplicity of Chinese brushes with inks, as a way to express the gesture within a landscape.
Recently I have been experimenting with field recording equipment, discovering the creative possibilities that can be found within the world of “sound” (SEE: Sound Calendar)
The natural world is a huge source of inspiration for my work and life.