Scottish visual artist, illustrator and printmaker juggling motherhood, studio practice, collaborative work, commissions, and never-ending housework...
For almost 6 years now, I have been keeping daily visual diaries which I post on Facebook and Instagram. These daily drawings (quite often figurative) are created randomly using mixed media, however the key focus for me is to use line to express state of mind (some of my drawings have been described as melancholy). I also use colour to symbolise emotions and fragility.
My drawings are also based on my collective observations of people and the natural world, or are derived from my emotional memories, past and present. I am equally fascinated by the atmospheric sense of place associated with older buildings, and their echoes of past lives. I take a similar approach to my commissions – I look for the emotional and narrative connections and layer these through my work as it evolves to the finished stage.
You can see my latest work on Instagram @mostudioartistillustrator and on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/Morag-Thomson-Merriman-visual-artist-illustrator.