Spark: twenty four

A series about people that have influenced my creative path

FENTONjulietmacleod2014Shoreline, abstract landscape, oil, by Margaret Fenton

Sometimes it is not only the work of an artist that inspires me but also the place in which they work. North Uist is breathtaking in its beauty and Margaret Fenton is lucky to have a studio in a particularly seductive place. It is in between Loch Eport and Loch Obisarry with fantastic views of Eaval, North Uist’s highest hill.

We are lucky to have two of her paintings.

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Abstract seascape, oil, by Margaret Fenton

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Spark: twenty two

A series about people that have influenced my creative path

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Flock at Low Tide by Ishbel Macdonald

A couple of summers ago I met Ishbel Macdonald at her studio whilst campervanning around the north coast of Scotland. I bought a small pot and this gorgeous painting. The colours and details are wonderful, and the touches of gold are inspired. It makes me consider adding tiny amounts of lustre to some of my more decorative pieces. Oh to be back at the wheel.

Whilst the building work is going on and we’re making some big decisions, I’ve also been thinking a lot about finer details. I can’t help it. I’m looking forward to redecorating some rooms once the works are finished, and I have an idea about grouping this little picture together with some others on a wall in the sitting room… but then part of me would like it to look at when I’m working in the studio.