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Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

Screen Print on Somerset paper
28cm x 43cm

I live in a seaside area of Edinburgh called Portobello. When I had children, I found I was very limited in where I could go and what I could draw - I used to go to far flung places, and now I could barely get out to the shops! But then I remembered a famous quote by the artist William Turner who said 'there's a sketch at every turn'. He meant that inspiration could be found anywhere, and I began to see there were endless subjects right on my doorstep.

This image is from an old shop that used to be on the Promenade. As I was drawing and painting round the area, I realised that many of the places that had been around for years were closing as the area became more chi-chi and trendy. I started to document these places; they serve as a document of the place where I live, but I also think they represent something more universal, commenting on the ever changing nature of our lives.

Please note that this is a handmade print and there may be slight variations in the edition. Each piece is unique!