Welcome to my website. I am an Artist + Designer who makes artist books, screen and lino prints,
book installations and customised hand bound journals.
I studied Architecture and Art & Design at Edinburgh College of Art
and I have an MA in Contemporary Art Practice.
I work from my home studio in the beautiful Scottish Borders.
The Banks of a River
A site specific collection of abundant seeds and flowers foraged on walks along the banks of the River Tweed, Maxton (July 2016) paired with an elemental water poem.
Draw-ing(s) + landscape
A series of ongoing experimental paper works exploring the pigments held within seeds, flowers and the soil.
Draw-ing(s) + buildings
A series of site specific paper works seperating the colours within manufactured pigments and dyes, exploring the idea of the book in abstract; specifically the notion of the book as a ‘container’ for a visual narrative.
The Boiler House
A visual and elemental exploration of the derelict Peter Womersley designed Dingleton Boiler House in Melrose.
Tools for Survival
Two exhibitions by Jenny Pope, Liz Douglas and Felicity Bristow in Glasgow + Hawick showing new work challenging notions of what it is that is required to ‘support our survival’ in current times.
Bristow + Wilson (2017) commission at Meadows Yard nature reserve running four days of community workshops over two weekends recording the local habitat, plants and weather.
Bristow + Timmins (2016) ArtRail commission, artists in residence on the Borders Railway + the ‘Ticket office’ on Portobello Promenade.
Reflections: glass: water: art: science (2016) was an artist residency; part of the Festival of Architecture | Boeken was a series of site specific installations in response to the lake and library at the Haining House, Selkirk.
‘Hame’ is a sculptural game made from small bronze house pieces, set on a slate they address location + landscape across the riven surface – exploring isolation in rural communities.
Bristow + Wilson (2019 – 2021) artists in residence at Plot 55b, Cragentinny & Telferton Allotments | Developing ‘The Seed Library’ a community seed sovereignty project.