Brigid Collins

Brigid is an artist and educator whose practice is deeply rooted in close observation of the natural world, making paintings, drawings and delicate sculptures incorporating poetry. She has collaborated and published books with poets Seamus Heaney, Kathleen Jamie, Kirsty Gunn and Christine De Luca whilst Artist in Residence at Dr Neil’s Garden, Edinburgh.

Describe your approach to teaching
My approach to teaching is person-centred, warm and with a particular interest in encouraging and facilitating personal creative exploration, whilst assisting each of my students in finding their own unique voice.  

What inspires your own work?
Having spent a year working outside in a garden, I am focussing on developing new work and exploring ways through which to foster reciprocity between my practice of working ‘en plein air’ and my studio context.

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