Landscape provides endless opportunities for artistic response, my focus is on points of change: plants at various stages of their life cycle, landscape being shaped by the elements , growth and decay, and fragile forms in nature. I work directly with the material after exploring themes through drawings. The artistic challenge is one of capturing a dynamic, inevitable process at a particular point in time, representing that in a static form. There is a delightful unpredictability in working with ceramics and steel and that forces a response from me.
Ellen McCann graduated from Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. She sustained her practice alongside a long career as an art teacher and now works full-time on her sculpture. She has a studio in Elsrickle near Biggar which has a rural outlook. During her art career she has been awarded various prizes from Aberdeen Artists Society, Paisley Art Institute, Visual Arts Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy. She is a professional member of SSA and VAS.
Ceramic and metal, 62 x 25 x 25 cm £800
Ceramic and metal, 80 x 30 x 30 cm £950
Ceramic and metal, 30 x 20 x 15 cm £350