Monday, 1 October 2012

Purple Haze


I had a lovely day last week at Isla Primary School.   Isla Primary is a tiny rural school housed in a brand new timber framed building within a varied often remote community in the Angus hills and glens.  Very often their needs are challenging, exciting and inspiring!  

I found myself working with the children to a brief.  We had three canvases, 32 children (from 4 - 12) and a staff room that needed cheered up.   Oh, and the colour scheme was purple!

We splattered, swirled, printed splodged and spotted paint and ink on every conceivable variation of purple: mauve, lilac, heather, dark, light.   On black, purple and white paper.  Cut hundreds of circles and attached them to the canvas, adding a button on top.
Some days in my schools I am not the only specialist visiting, in fact we had an archer and a cake decorator instructing too!  
So the inspiration was easy, we created targets, or were they cup cakes?!


  1. These came out really beautiful! I love circles! They are my favorite shape! These surely made a huge impact in the staff lounge! I think it's so cool that the students also had an archer and a cake decorator at school instructing them!

  2. These are gorgeous, thanks for sharing, Kierna