In 2019, ROSL presented an exhibition exploring the theme of Architecture and one of the featured artists, Mairi Timoney, has shared her story of art in isolation with us. Read how she is adapting to working from home and what plans have had to change as a result of quarantine.
Where are you right now?
I'm at my home in Edinburgh, Scotland. I feel very grateful as I live near the countryside where there’s lots of open space to walk and get fresh air. There’s even been a few days of sunshine which is highly unusual for Scotland and always helps when trying to stay in a positive mood.
Can you please let us know what you have been up to recently and share some projects/work?
As I don't have too much room at home to paint I've mainly been working on drawings and sketching out ideas for bigger pieces. I also use photoshop to do this too as it allows me to experiment with new ideas digitally.
What are you working on right now?
I'm working on developing new pieces of work which are all in response to staying at home. I’m exploring looking at the world from the inside out - from windows, balconies and rooftops. Exploring the relationship between the interior and the external. The new pieces aren’t for anything in particular at the moment but I would like to hold an exhibition to showcase them in the future.
Have you had to change any plans recently because of the COVID-19 outbreak?
Apart from two projects being put on hold and unfortunately having to cancel some travel plans, I have not had to change anything major which I feel very grateful about.
What tools are you using to stay connected to the wider world, art or general?
I am enjoying looking at the amazing artwork being created and the initiatives people are getting involved in during this time on Instagram. I have also used Instagram to share my own work and what I’ve been up to too. And I’m mainly using WhatsApp, Zoom and messenger to stay in touch with my friends and family.
Can you please send us a picture of your working space?
Where the creativity happens. Yes, as you can see there isn’t a whole lot of room to paint but I’m glad I have a space to work from!