Themes of Tenderness was a term my partner and I coined about 10 years ago. It was a very specific idea concerning nurturing, caring and mending one's little part of the world. Neither of us have ever made any work focused on the theme, but every so often something just occurs in the work which fits the bill exactly. This little drawing is one.
I am thrilled that Falling From Trees is currently on show in the Hospitalfield Alumni exhibition showing at Open Eye gallery, Edinburgh. The show runs from 10th January to 21st January 2017.
THE WEEKLY: BINKY McKEE AND ME
Welcome to my blog where I share my work as an illustrator as well as occasional events from the week.
I illustrate under the pen-name of Binky McKee, McKee being my mother's maiden name. Binky was the name of every single cat my great-grandmother owned - about 40 of them during her life! It seemed natural to devote my more nurturing, colourful, story-telling work to the female side of the family, whilst practicing my art work under my paternal name.
Currently I am working on illustrating a children's book, and of course I can't resist an Instagram challenge such as Folktale Week or Inktober!
I hope you enjoy the work!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland