The Wasps Studios are a superb facility for artists in two neighbouring eighteenth century town houses called Cannonwalls and Claverhouse in the rural town of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries & Galloway. The fourteen studios are occupied by painters, printmakers, sculptors and textile artists, and they bring a rich vein of creativity and skill to the town to enhance events such as the recent Spring Fling Open Studios weekend, and the forthcoming Kirkcudbright Arts & Crafts Trail that takes place at the beginning of August.
Maggie Ayres is a mixed media and textile artist who produces fabulous work that explores texture and colour in a highly creative way. She has recently been working in encaustic which I really liked, with its depth and translucency that combines threads, ink, pastels and other materials.
You can view Maggie’s work here…….