Category Archives: art and design

Sea Pottery Collage Work: West Coast Meets East Coast.

  A selection of collage work is currently being displayed and is for sale in the Seagull Gallery, Gourock. The layered panels are inspired by the designs on seashore pottery fragments found by myself and collected. The pieces are from … Continue reading

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The Annual Schools Art Competition 2019

I had the privilege and pleasure of judging and presenting the prizes for the 2019 children’s art competition at Kelvingrove along with fellow judge, Libby Walker.We spent a full day looking at some incredibly good pieces of artwork consisting of … Continue reading

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Colour and pattern Inspired by Alexander ‘Greek Thomson.’

My work is often inspired by arguably the greatest and iconic Glasgow architect, Alexander Thomson. January 2019 completed this piece of work with particular reference to the patterns and colours used in Holmwood House, Cathcart by Thomson during interior decorating … Continue reading

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Remembering Glasgow School of Art

I was fortunate to be able to take photographs of GSA both inside and out a few years ago. I used these as the starting point for creating several photographic collages of the building which I have since completed. In … Continue reading

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Sea Pottery Collages.

I have a collection of fragments of Victorian pottery which I found when beachcombing on the stone and pebble shore at Inveraray, a town situated on Loch Fyne, a sea loch, in the west coast of Scotland. The pottery has … Continue reading

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Glasgow Tenements Fabric Collage

Feeling very Glaswegian and Scottish today! This is a photograph of hand and machine embroidered fabric collage depicting a Glasgow tenement facade and a gable end. The tenement was modelled from a building in Mount Florida, a Southside district near … Continue reading

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Print Studio Screenprints

When on a screen printing course at Glasgow Print Studio, I produced several black line prints inspired by the architecture of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Following on from this, I individually added colour to each design using watercolour paints and water … Continue reading

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Art Made Now :Woman Rated Collages

These collages were completed for a submission for the Royal Academy Summer Show. The theme of the show is ‘Art Made Now.’ I made an anagram of this title resulting in ‘Woman Rated.’  This being the centenary of some women … Continue reading

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Photographs of The Arlington Baths Club Turkish Suite and Slipper Room.

Images copyright: ©MarionGardyne2017 Above is a small selection of the 150 photographs that I had taken when collecting visual information and references to begin the  the design for the collage panels. The last image although blurred is an interesting combination … Continue reading

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Art Work Inspired By The Arlington Baths

Using the beautiful mosaic centre of the floor at the old water fountain in the Turkish Suite as inspiration, this unfinished ( I’m still working on it…) circular design depicts the colours of the tiny tiles which are a variation … Continue reading

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