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/

East Neuk Open Studios June 2018

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.

Mini Oil Coastal Scenes

Tiree Beach, oil on canvas, 20cm x 20cm
North Uist Shorelines, oil on canvas, 20cm x 20cm
North Uist dramatic light, oil on canvas, 15cm x 15cm SOLD
Tiree Raincloud, oil on canvas, 15cm x 15cm SOLD

Current work includes a series of coastal scenes from around Scotland.

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Moths

Detail of Moths – 77 x 57cm unframed, mixed media on cotton rag paper

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!