2019

I’m currently spending plenty of time in the studio working on bird/landscape paintings in oils. Using charcoal sketches, watercolour colour ideas and photographs, I am developing some large pieces, as usual, working on several at a time to give drying and thinking time in between. I’ve just updated the News page on the menu above to show what I have planned this year so far, and it looks like it will be a busy one! I have an exhibition of some work in Kingussie, one at the new Dundee Art Fair and then Open studios, Crail Festival, and then there is the Pittenweem Art Fair! So I’m pretty busy painting…

Work in Progress…

Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018


I enjoyed being a Wildcard on the third episode of this programme, to be aired on 30th October 2018, and it was a very dull and damp start to the day! You will probably not see me as I was under a golf umbrella most of the day. My memories of the day and notes-to-self about joining in next year are on my ‘Wildcard Experience’ page on the menu above.

Post Pittenweem

Now back in the studio after the marathon of an arts festival, followed by a couple of weeks holiday, I am beginning to paint again. I was able to plan all sorts of ideas during the festival and have a sketchbook full. The difficulty is deciding which ones to start! I have added all the Pittenweem paintings on my Gallery page and a couple of the unsold ones on my Paintings in Oil page. Please get in touch if you would like to be included in my next newsletter mail-out or are interested in purchasing a painting.

Whitethroat, as seen singing from the top of a bush beside the beach at Kingsbarns, oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm.

Pittenweem Art Festival

Towards Kilrenny Kirk. 20 x 20cm, oil on canvas. based on a sunset observed over a field of winter wheat, on the Eastt Neuk coast.

I’m very pleased and excited to be exhibiting at the Pittenweem Art Festival in the lovely harbour town in Fife this year for the first time. Opening night is 4th August and it runs for nine days until 13th. If you haven’t been before, check out the website below to see what it is all about – well worth a visit. Less than 1 week to go!

Pittenweem Art Festival

One Week to Go until ENOS

One week to go until I open my studio in Crail to show recent work. I have previewed some of the details on my Facebook and Instagram pages, and I will put images on this space after the exhibition. So if you want to see it first and have the opportunity to buy before others – come on over 23-24 June & 30 June -1 July. I have greetings cards, plein-air and unframed works for sale as well as framed oils and watercolours and I will also have the kettle on and you might be lucky – I aim to do some home-baking!

Download the brochure or collect one when you come – venue 5.

http://www.eastneukopenstudios.org/downloads/