Pandemic Imaginaries

2020-21 Pandemic Imaginaries is visual art created during the Covid-19 pandemic. When my studio closed in March 2020, I set up a workspace in my flat creating small works inspired by reading (lots of John Le Carre and Shirley Jackson!). Adjusting to a smaller space, I began painting on the tenement windows. In spring I worked in our shared tenement garden, later going further afield to Bonaly Country Park, Fife and the Borders.

In April 2021 I did a month’s residency at Merz Gallery in Sanquhar supported by Creative Scotland’s Open Fund. Here in the beauty and freedom of the Dumfriesshire countryside, I developed my ideas from lockdown into further imaginaries.