Stornoway Business Hub
9 Bank Street
Entrance is located opposite the Royal Bank of Scotland. There is a single flight of stairs to enter the building. No disabled access. Arrangements can be made to view artwork at ground level if required.
ED LEWIS - Artist and photographer
My work as an archaeologist, producing archaeological site plans, sections and artefact drawings and historic landscape characterisation helped to give me the background to fulfil my early ambitions to become a wildlife artist.
It is only in the past few years that I have had the time to pick up a pencil/paintbrush again since giving up professional archaeology and moving to the Outer Hebrides. One of the reasons my wife and I moved here is its rich and diverse wildlife and landscape, something I wanted to capture - both graphically and digitally.
I've always been interested in nature, science and history, and as a child I used to draw a lot, trying to capture as realistically as possible the natural world around me. As a result, I try to produce realistic, almost photographic, paintings and drawings. I suppose this is the scientist in me - I have an almost forensic eye for detail.
In my photographs and artwork, I try to capture the detail or 'essence' of the subject (whether it be animal, plant or landscape), but using an artist's eye for composition, placing and light.
LYNNE MACIVER - Artist
Lynne is an artist who lives and works on the Isle of Lewis. Originally from New Zealand, she has called Scotland home for 20 years.
Lynne is both a painter working in mixed media and acrylic, and also creates digital works, taking inspiration from the built environment to the coast and shorelines across the Islands.
Her mixed media paintings incorporate collage to build up the surfaces of the work creating surface texture and interest.
Her bold, colourful digital images of local buildings are available as limited edition prints and cards.
MATHILDE PIARD, DRAGONS ARE REAL - Textiles
I am French and settled in the Outer Hebrides in 2019 after 10 years working as an Early Year Educator in childcare centres and travelling in Scotland.
Since I was a child, I used my imagination, for crafting and creating. My favourite medium is sewing and embroidery.
In 2020 I launched Dragons Are Real® and offer a range of toys for babies and toddlers, accessories for the home and also materials and tools for DIY activities.
I select materials with care - organic cottons, upcycled fabrics and haberdashery and where possible I purchase from local shops.
I work in my home, an old fisherman house facing the ocean. My studio is up in the roof and I benefit from an amazing light and view which is a great source of joy and inspiration.