Self-portraits painted from the beginning of lockdown to the present day. An exploration of the self from my perspective of having schizophrenia whilst experiencing lockdown. All painted using oil on canvas and are approximately 50cm x 60cm. Observing lockdown rules led to isolation and separation from family, friends, and groups that provide vital support with face-to-face contact. This has brought a new and unwelcome ‘normality’. Finding coping strategies has been invaluable in dealing with hallucinatory voices and heightened anxiety. Fortunately, having the opportunity to paint and sculpt has led to a semblance of ‘normality’ for me.
You can view the entire exhibition here: VIEW EXHIBITION
Walking the same path every day gave me so many ideas and time to think about the places I loved. I found my passion again for painting atmospheric and slightly abstracted landscapes.
This group includes some larger statement pieces and some mid-sized ones which would fit well in any room.
You can view this exhibition here: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/to-the-moors-over-water/
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Classes run every Monday apart from some Holidays. You can join us any Monday.
The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.
It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.
Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.
You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.
Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.
You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:
- The composition used in icon painting
- Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
- Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
- Making your own paints from dry pigments
- Working with thin layers
- Egg tempera brushwork
- Dry brushwork
Link to class HERE.