Monday and Tuesday : CLOSED
Born in Caithness, the northerly tip of the UK mainland, Morag moved with her family to Skye in the early 1980s. At that time Skye had no bridge and the ferry was the only connection with the outside world. Like many younger folk from the islands she later moved away to the city lights, first to study in Edinburgh College of Art where she completed a degree in Woven Tapestry and then down to England where she retrained in early years Education. Morag later found herself devoting more time to her art and made the jump back to Skye to become a full time artist.
Her collage style developed from textile design methods. She often used collage as a medium for her woven design ideas. The collage process soon became the main focus and later her style began to include upcycled materials. “I love creating something beautiful from something which has lost its purpose. I use anything that will stick” Even sweet wrappers find their way into her work. Her urge to create magic from lost items her into the world of mosaics finding she could combine lovely old broken vintage china with clay to make little picture treasures. Birds are her main inspiration as she spends many hours watching and feeding the birds in her remote woodland garden “They are so fascinating and each one seems to have its own personality, perfect for my quirky mosaics”.
Morag Exhibits her collages and mosaics in galleries throughout Scotland.
Lapwing - £75 - 24cm by 24cm
Goldfinches - £65 - 19cm by 19cm
Owl - £65 - 19cm by 19cm
Wagtail Pair - £65 - 19cm by 19cm
Bluetit Pair - £65 - 19cm by 19cm