Ishbel McWhirter

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I try to grab a moment that will disappear forever. It could be a strange light on the water, an unlikely sky and hectic birds. Or, the mood around a person, the tilt of a head, the droop of an eyelid echoing the curve of a mouth. Something as simple can take my breath away and it's enough to make me lunge into the working process. But I try very hard to preserve that first snapshot vision that so excited me. I really cannot work any other way

Isbel McWhirter