Lights Shine Through Orkney Art
June 13, 2018
~Lampshades as My Canvas~
I started painting lampshades for a recycling fundraiser for OrkneyZeroWaste https://www.facebook.com/pg/OrkneyZeroWaste/about/ a number of years ago. These handpainted lampshades were a huge success. I started getting brand new lampshades and found that I really enjoyed painting with the complete roundness of the lampshade.
It must be over 3 years since I had the time and space to paint lampshades, but this winter I managed to get quite a few underway. It may be that the invitation to exhibit some of my Ness of Brodgar http:/nessofbrodgar.com inspired artwork at this year’s summer exhibition at the Stromness Museum in Orkney, http://www.stromnessmuseum.co.uk/ was the ignition. You will see more of my lampshades and some woodcuts there this season.
Or, you can visit my working and teaching studio/gallery/shop in Orkney and find other handpainted lampshades that you might need to light up your home!