WEST SIDE & NESS TRAIL
W 18 is the Westside shared space at Grinneabhat Community Centre, Bragar HS2 9DA
W 20 is the Westside shared space at Morven Gallery, Barvas HS2 0QX
W 20 CAROL BURGIS
I studied Ceramics at Bath Academy of Art and later a Masters degree in Art and Psychotherapy at Sheffield University, combining my teaching areas at the time and my interest in the aesthetics of spiritual images. I taught in a high school for 10 years before moving to Lewis in 2005 and have been developing my ceramic art practice since.
I work mainly in clay, my themes derived from contemplation of the shifting shoreline landscapes I observe on a local beach. I am particularly captivated by the coils of seaweed piles deposited by the tide, the curl of waves as they fall, and piles of pebbles stacked and left anonymously. Mixed media studies record these observations before I work in clay.
All my work is hand built in stoneware. I make vessels of varying sizes which are decorated with drawn and glazed images based on my observations. I also make framed sculptural ‘sketches’ in clay, small ‘holding’ pieces and small pinched bowls.
W 19 CHRISTINE DAVIDSON Artist
I studied painting and graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1988. After having lived a slightly nomadic lifestyle for a few years, I eventually realised that all the inspiration I could possibly need was within the shores I had left behind. So I came home.
Painting and drawing in various media, in a traditional figurative style, I look to find beauty in the ordinary, everyday scenes as I make my daily trek with our dogs around the machair. The remnants of a disappearing way of life - the changing landscape of each village - are of particular interest when choosing subject matter for my work.
Portraiture has also featured heavily in my practice over the years and I love the challenge of the accuracy that is required for that.
I’d be delighted to see you if you call by to visit my studio.
24 Loch Street, Barvas HS2 0QR
Turn left on the sharp bend as you head towards Ness and continue straight until you see the OSH sign
W 18 DIANNE DAVIDSON
Dianne studied for a BA in Fine Art at Sheffield Art College, graduating in 1982. She set up her first studio in the city while teaching art classes and developing a wide range of arts projects and initiatives. Then came her move to the Hebrides, with a decade spent on Skye before finding a croft tenancy on the westside of Lewis in 2013.
Keeping a flock of sheep would provide the impetus and inspiration to explore a new creative path. Surrounded by an endless supply of wool, Dianne began to explore how she could use felted fibre as an artistic medium. She loves the versatility that wool gives, particularly the subtly varying textures and shades of different breeds' fleeces and, in experimenting with dying wool from her own flock, she has developed a range of colour palettes and fibre textures. The ongoing discovery of the qualities and nuances of felting techniques capture and reflect the colours, light, landscapes, seascapes, animal and plant life of the Western Isles.
W 21 DAVID GREENALL and RUTH ODELL
David Greenall and Ruth O'Dell met at Art College in Winchester and have lived and worked on the Isle of Lewis for 32 years.
Greenall produces landscape works of great vigour and originality, presented with an unerring draughtsmanship.
O'Dell's work is inspired by her personal experience of daily life on the island.
Greenall Odell Studio 39 South Dell,
Ness HS2 0SP
Right turn off the A857 at South Dell
Gallery sign on main road
W 18 CHARLOTTE GROUNDSELL Atelier
After graduating from UHI in Fashion, Charlotte set up her own millinery business. Her hats are inspired by the colours of the landscape, the Hebridean culture, beaches, flora and fauna. Each hat finds its own personality through the processes of creation.