My connection with the island of Mull, the city of Glasgow and art

Aska Marzec and her husband Ronnie run the Picture Gallery in Tobermory on the island of Mull. Here she tells us how she finds inspiration in Glasgow and Argyll – the ‘Heart & Soul of Scotland’.

I moved here from Poland 11 years ago and have been trying to capture the stunning beauty of the Scottish landscape ever since. Living in Tobermory I can look into the distance to the Sound of Mull and enjoy the vastness of the mountains and the sea. Looking at the ever changing landscape is a necessity for me. It provides a dose of happiness and inspiration. The same view looks totally different at different times of day and through my work I aim to capture the moment.

View of Mull

When I had a built up a number of images of Mull it was time to show them to a wider market and that’s when my adventure with Glasgow city began. I find plenty to inspire me in Glasgow too. I love experimenting with texture and depth creating mixed media artwork. I’m constantly on the lookout for interesting city shapes and forms.

View of Glasgow

I love the buzz of the Glasgow markets. It’s great to meet new people and connections. Although there’s plenty of artistic buzz on Mull too. I exhibited in The Unexpected Artist Gallery in Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow and in The Scottish Design Exchange, which is a great place for selling unique handmade Scottish items.

You can see original paintings of Scotland and Isle of Mull by Ronnie Leckie and Aska Marzec and www.ronnieleckie.com and www.PaintingsGallery.etsy.co.uk