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.
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.
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.