Firstly, just a little note to say that I’m incredibly grateful to anyone who reads my posts (both regular readers and those who’ve stumbled upon this blog by accident!)
I’m very lucky to have some of your time.
Thank you x
Hmm, the ‘about’ bit (in italics below) is looking a little dated!
Here’s a brief update…
It’s nearing December now and this will be my fourth winter up here in the Hebrides. I’m no longer ‘the new girl’.
My original 6-month sojourn has turned into a whole new life.
Every day is different; the colours of the hills and sea are kaleidoscopic in the ever-changing light. I’m constantly meeting new friends, trying new foods and exploring new places. Even my Mum has fallen in love with Skye.
So much has changed since I wrote the ‘about’ section below…
-My work has changed from stiff portraits to varied but intuitive artwork inspired by the seascape or materials found here. Whereas work used to be a chore it now feels fun again.
-I’m now living with a lovely vet, Rob, who I met on a telly production. After dipping a toe in the unsurprisingly-limited Skye dating scene, it’s nice to have someone special to share those cosy log fires and autumn sunsets with.
-I’ve become a Marine Mammal Medic, taken part in whale rescues and beach cleans and become more connected with the ocean and how to protect it.
-I’m far less cautious, especially in terms of spending time outdoors. Perhaps a lot of this comes from a year spent living in the woods on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula (where I met Rob as mentioned above!) It was the most surreal, awful and brilliant experience I’ve ever had and the tough conditions have only made me stronger.
I could go on and on with a whole list but I waffle enough in the blog itself, I probably shouldn’t do it here too..!
But it’s pretty obvious that the move to Skye was a life-changing experience. It’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made.
The Old Bit:
‘For now I’ll just give a few details…
I’m Katie Tunn, a 30-year old artist who has just moved from near London to a beautiful but rather windy place in the Isle of Skye.
My bread-and-butter job is as a portrait painter (specialising in military and polo subjects) although I now spend just as much time involved in marine conservation (campaigning, organising beach cleans, whale rescue, dolphin hugging etc…)
Some of my favourite things include the ocean, anything sparkly, wildlife, whisky, fossils/geology and dressing up.
That’s it for the moment, I’ll try and write something a bit better in the near future…’
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