Botanical Drawings

9 May – 9 June 2014

The Skylark Portobello
241-243 Portobello High Street, Portobello, EH15 2AW
0131 629 3037

I am delighted to be showing a new collection of drawings at The Skylark. The drawings are inspired by visits to one of my favourite places, the glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

I grew up in the centre of Edinburgh and even though this is a relatively green city I still feel disconnected from nature. I’ve spent much of my career drawing the chaotic geometry of the city, often going to great lengths to remove any signs of life, so I’ve surprised myself by developing an interest in plants.

I like to set rules and limitations for my drawings. For this set I have limited myself to black on white and each image is contained within a circle. So that I didn’t stray too far from familiar territory I have focused on plants with bold striking markings and structure that’s almost architectural.