Isabel McLeish is a Contemporary Art Practice graduate of Gray’s School of Art, now based in Kyle of Lochalsh and is inspired by wild places and the natural world. Her work explores how people can reconnect with the land through art and she chooses to use natural or recycled materials where possible that have low environmental impact. Her degree show work considers the relationship between the human body and trees, specifically how they both breathe. Through the creation of physical and tangible artworks and by utilising natural textures and forms, she hopes to encourage the viewer to reflect on their own bodily connection to the land.
Isabel hopes to continue her practice in the North West Highlands and explore the beautiful and rural area she grew up in. She is also setting up her business 'Highland Forest Therapy' in order to offer guided nature walks and art workshops in the outdoors for the local community.