Irene is an abstract artist who has recently moved to Skye after visiting for many years. She paints and makes sculptures in her new studio in Breakish, and works with other artists in Edinburgh once a fortnight. Irene is from a textile background originally, starting in Sweden and on returning to the UK she ran workshops in weaving, spinning and felting in Fife and in Edinburgh. After many years attending courses at Edinburgh College of Art. Irene now exhibits widely including in the RSA open exhibition, the SSA and the VAS. She received the Glasgow Art Club Award (SSA) and the Nancy Cumming Award.
Her current work embraces materials (both man-made and natural) scavenged from the beach."My paintings are influenced by my environment but also reflect my own reactions to some of the events in a changing world. I use recycled materials and have recently used plastics cleared from my local beach to create a series of new paintings."