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!
I have just added a whole bunch of new paintings to the “Work in oil” page. Please have a look and if you would like to see them in the flesh, most of them will be with me at Pittenweem Art Festival this August.
Download the brochure or collect one when you come – venue 5.
In less than 3 weeks: Looking forward to opening the studio for this next exhibition! for more details, please look on the NEWS page. To get here, follow postcode KY10 3RB and look out for the red balloons on Crail High Street South, near Anstruther, Fife. Ten miles south of St Andrews. I will be exhibiting lots of new material, greetings cards, plain air work and recent framed oils and watercolours.
Current work includes a series of coastal scenes from around Scotland.
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This is a detail of ‘Moths’ – my finished piece based on poplar moths locked in a fragile embrace – Based on a lucky half an hour of observations of a pair on a tree. This is a large mixed media on cotton rag paper, following lots of trial pieces, mostly watercolour and ink with rust marks and burnt holes. The rusting was more controllable than the burning, but I took precautions! I wanted to show the fragile nature of the delicate creatures that only live for a few weeks. I consider myself very lucky to have seen them. The artwork will be float-mounted in a box frame. One trial piece I used experienced some extra experimentation today (instead of throwing it away) as we took it to the beach and set light to it. I wanted to see what would happen if I let it burn out of control, but in a safe place!