So very proud of this picture

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– this is Gavin Ferris playing the Catherwood Dragon Guitar – I drew the body shape to be held and played within the engineering parameters laid down by my clever Luthier husband Dr John Catherwood. The details – our bog oak Drumlin inlay and the bridge I drew shapes for, for the headstock I designed and burned the Catherwood logo and the Dragon herself I burned onto the top of the soundboard with the #firewriter I keep going on about. Gavin played it for the first time beautifully and memorably at the Ards International Guitar Festival a few weeks ago. Lovely photo taken by the really talented Michael Barbour / 2nd Shooter.

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I am an artist and designer working in oils, watercolours, pen & inks, textiles, pyrography, digital and mixed media.

I seek to express and engender feeling and meaning through colour and form. I am inspired by light and landscape and the place humanity and particularly the feminine has between the two.

I have also helped design hand-built stringed instruments crafted from Irish tone woods with Catherwoodguitars.com

My work has in the past been selected for the Royal Ulster Academy (RUA) annual exhibition and I have and do exhibit at various venues, but exhibitions are rare as the work is always demanding to be made rather than displayed.