• Limited edition prints now available

    This week I’m sharing a bit more about my latest limited edition print, and why I enjoy the process I use to create the prints. The prints are made through a transfer process from a print of one of my photographs, onto recycled Khadi paper. As the Khadi paper is hand made it has a lovely slightly, rougher texture than say cartridge paper.  The process also creates a quality that distorts time. I think that they have a vintage 1970/80’s photograph colour quality. I quite like that messing with time as it makes you look at the image in a different way.  The transfer process itself also means that each…

  • Sheila’s weekly update 4 February: and the winner is . . .

    As a little January pick me up, I ran one of my occasional art give- aways and at the end of January I was pleased to share that Sarah Knight was the winner. I’m sure that the painting will be very happy in its new home. I can hardly believe that it is February, but at the same time I am glad that January is over and the days are getting longer, and spring is starting to appear. I’ve found this January a bit hard to find focus on my work, so hoping that this month might be a bit more productive.

  • A reflective start to the year

    It’s Tuesday – time for a wee update. . .  been sorting and contemplating on what I might do in 2024 . . Reflecting on 2023 I did quite a lot – a lot more exhibiting that I expected which was great; the PG courses with Contemporary Art Academy which really brought a new focus and understanding to my practice and the SSA mentoring programme, which really helped me focus and build good habits.  Both experiences allowed me to connect with some really supportive and  talented artists.  Now I think I need to take a bit of time in January to take stock and start planning for this year. Hopefully…

  • Back on track and getting set for another show

    Well it’s been a bit of a hectic couple of weeks and I haven’t had the chance to share any udpates – but I’m back now. Watch to find out more about next week’s show “Common Ground: Exploring Urban and Rural Realms”. Hope you can join us next week at the Saltspace Gallery in Glasgow. Opening night Thursday 14th December 6-8pm, then daily 11-5 until the 18th December.

  • Contemporary Art Academy: class of 2023 final show tour and artists interviews

    Over the course of 2023 I have been studying with the Contemporary Art Academy and have completed all 3 of their core modules. The final module PG3 culminates with a group show. On Monday 13 November curator (and CAA co-founder) Zavier Ellis led a PV and exhibition tour of the show. Each artist has a short interview with Zavier to share more about their work, their process and the influences on their work. Even for me, who knew quite a bit already about the work of my peers, it was fascinating to see and hear everyone talking about their work in the context of the gallery space. The whole recording…

  • Sheila’s weekly update 13 October: Finding your people

    People need people is such a true phrase. Over the past few years as I’ve been developing my artists practice, I have slowly been finding my “artist people”. This week I had a lovely day with 2 fabulous artists JC Candanedo and Fiona Stewart. We all met on the CCA professional practice online course, so it was lovely to meet IRL and go and see the piece JC has in the current exhibition at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography then spend a lovely evening together. Watch to find out more.

  • Sheila’s weekly update 17 September: Doors Open Festival

    So this week has been taken up preparing for the Glasgow Doors Open Festival. As well as doing an artist talk yesterday in my studio space – watch to find out more about that! I also had a piece in the Saltspace members show. The final day of the festival is tomorrow and I’ll be in the studio again which is open from 11am – 2pm to the public. Do let me know if you want to come along, I’ll be working there all day.