Annie (66) has been selected to take part in Space/Time 2021, a creative retreat for older early career artists run by Magnetic North in partnership with Luminate.
I’m a writer and artist living in North East Scotland. My first career was as a primary school teacher, where I particularly enjoyed teaching creative writing, art, and natural history.
Unfortunately I developed a rare, neurological condition of the spine and had to retire. After the onset of my disability I realised that there was an opportunity to develop my love of the creative arts.
Lockdown has been beneficial for me. Online platforms have opened up opportunities to attend events and workshops that I’d rarely be able to join in person. These have provided great sources of inspiration for writing and incentive to submit work.
I’ve exhibited paintings and prints in a number of venues and I’m currently writing more than painting. My publications include a short story in the 2020 Scottish Book Trust book Future and Wildfire Words Renaming 2020.