My design Shimmering Shoal was inspired by shoals of shimmering mackerel swimming amongst the stripes of the Scottish Sea. I love that each silvery shimmering mackerel has beautiful distinctive tiger like patterns. I have them swimming together round the lighthouse. In my work I love to capture a sense of place and retain the hand painted quality of wonky lines and subtle mark making to give added texture and movement in my work.
Shimmering Shoal is part of Light the North lighthouse trail in the north east, Moray, Shetland and Orkney raising money for Clan Cancer Support. My designs was selected by Anderson Anderson Brown LLP. Shimmering Shoal was in the Rose Garden (Cathedral Walk), Seaton Park in Aberdeen .
You can read more about the process on my blog here