Marchmont House Collection Commission

the front of Marchmont HouseI’m honoured to announce that I have been commissioned by Marchmont House to create a triptych of charcoal drawings for their collection. I’ll be on residency there in the Old Squash Court for the first two weeks of June, where I’ll begin working on some new pieces in my ‘Ghosts’ series, based on Marchmont trees.

the Old Squash Court studio at Marchmont House
The Old Squash Court Studio

I’ve been visiting the grounds and estate since February to find the individual trees which will inform the works, guided by a map drawn by the late Hugo Burge showing me some of his favourites. I’ll be meeting those trees again next month with some sadness, knowing that he’s no longer here to spend time with them. His sudden loss was such a shock to everyone whose lives he’d touched. I hope I can make artworks worthy of the trees he loved.

daffodils in spring sun

Follow the project

I’ll be adding blog posts as I go, to document the process of developing the commission – you can access them all here: