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The Twisted Hedge

Michelle Cain is an artist living in west Wales who specialises in willow sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Her work has been displayed at festivals and events across the UK and she is currently working on creating a giant … Continue reading

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The Willow Sculptures of Kim Creswell

Some of the most striking living sculptures are those of Somerset-based artist Kim Creswell. As well as being a fine sculptor, Kim also renovates beautiful traditional caravans but it is her willow sculptures that interest me the most. Willow sculptures … Continue reading

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Land Art in Dumfries & Galloway

Land Art uses natural substances such as rocks and soil as its raw materials to create forms intended to complement the landscape around them. The movement was particularly prevalent in the United States in the 1960’s as artists reacted against … Continue reading

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Heather Jansch and her Driftwood horses

One of the most striking forms of art in the landscape are the driftwood horses of the artist Heather Jansch. These life-size sculptures are created out of seemingly random pieces of driftwood, skilfully joined with oak and copper. They are … Continue reading

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Spirit of Scotland – journey through the south west

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An Introduction to Living Sculpture

As part of our new Ecoarts project in Dumfries and Galloway, we would very much like to explore the idea of living sculpture. For anyone not familiar with the concept, living sculpture is created with living, growing grasses, vines, plants … Continue reading

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Eco Arts Project 2013

It has been a long winter and we are still looking out at snow with Easter weekend approaching. The miserable weather certainly hasn’t helped in moving forward with plans to get our Ecoarts project going this year but there must be … Continue reading

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Snow Drift in Scotland

One of the most remarkable things about this part of Scotland is how quickly the weather conditions can change. Within the space of 48 hours last week, we had gone from walking on golden sands under a blue sky to … Continue reading

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Inspiration from the Landscape

An artist can take inspiration from a variety of sources but the landscape has always been high on the list. One of the strangest natural landscapes that I have come across is the coastal area known as the Rocks of … Continue reading

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Painting Cattle

I have been fortunate to receive commissions for many racehorses over the years. On most occasions I have been given the freedom to come up with my own composition and I enjoy the work immensely. However, it is nice to … Continue reading

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