I am a Scottish visual artist, illustrator and visual diarist, working in mixed media, including inks, oil pastels, watercolour, collage and printmaking. You can see more of my work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Morag-Thomson-Merriman-visual-artist-illustrator-697345263621747/ and on Instagram: @mostudioartistillustrator
I do all my drawing, illustration & printmaking in my home studio which wasps seem to like invading in summer. My images usually evolve from my tired subconscious late at night when my children are in bed :).
I am a dreamer by nature, and work in my visual diary every day, usually filling it with images created from my memories or imagination, or from what I see around me. Due to my love of people-watching and visual storytelling, I'm always on the look out for any memorable characters and situations to commit to memory (if I don't have my sketchbook with me). These random recollections enable my character drawings to evolve organically, usually starting with the face and working outwards from that, to see where it takes me. It can be greatly satisfying seeing new characters emerge and watch a narrative unfold.
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