Craigie Aitchison, Still life vase and flowers, 2009
Elizabeth Blackadder is a Scottish artist and I've realised I have a real affinity with twentieth century Scottish art and Scottish contemporary textile artists. I'm not sure I can link their work, except that there is a strong sense of colour (Blackadder, Craigie Aitchison, Jo Barker) and narrative (Lynne Curran) which appeal. I think overriding those is the sense of design. My work is abstracted from reality, it is designed from a collection of elements that appeal for their shape, colour, or pattern. These elements are simplified or heightened and I envisage the overall look and colouring of the piece before I start it.
Ooh, all that introspection.....I feel quite inspired to go and draw!