About Julia & Colin
Julia Douglas and Colin Usher are a Scottish husband and wife team, who are currently renovating a property in Nérac (47) in South West France, from where they will organise residencies for creative professionals from 2018 onwards.
Studio Faire will offer a change of pace, and the space to create.
Colin Usher is a digital media professional, photographer & drummer. Colin spent his 20s as a photographer for The Face, The List, Dance & Theatre companies, while playing drums in indie bands in the earnest search of a record deal and music based career.
He bought his first Mac in 1993 and has worked in and around the creative industries ever since.
The Proclaimers have also relied on Colin to look after their digital media since 2001. He has directed, shot and edited many videos for them (and many other bands) as well as designing album covers and taking care of their web presence.
Find out more at: colinusher.com
Julia Douglas studied Textiles and Surface Decoration, specialising in Textile Screen Printing. During her MA in Art & Design her work became more sculptural and she has been known to use knitting, felt making, paper making and found objects to make her sculptures. She has even broken 12,500 cloth pegs to make a dress (‘Highly Sprung’ is now in the permanent collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery) and stitched together hundreds of snap fasteners to make ‘Prayer Gloves’ (now in the permanent collection of Deveron Arts).
She has also co-ordinated Open Call Exhibitions for the Society of Scottish Artists and is pretty darn good at designing websites for artists.
Find out more at: www.juliadouglas.co.uk