Cambo: Colour of Spring

Following my residency at Cambo Gardens in March and April this year, documenting the arrival of new growth in the gardens and surrounding estate, I am now preparing for the exhibition of my work completed on site and in the studio. This opens on Saturday.

Open 10am – 5pm daily, free entry, in the stables next to the cafe and shop.

Open Day Saturday 17th 11am – 3pm – I’ll be there to welcome you and able to answer any questions, and probably paint too! I may be at Cambo at other times to paint during the exhibition.

Painting workshop in the Cambo grounds with me on 21 September – all the details coming soon on the Cambo Gardens website. Lovely lunch included! Cambo Gardens Website

Pittenweem Arts Festival

Coming up fast is my next exhibition, this time along with many others at the great Pittenweem Arts Festival, in Fife. You can find me just outside of the town at Ovenstone Brewery, along with a dozen or so other artists, a cafe. Perfect for calling in on your way in to the festival or on your way home as we are open a little later than the rest. For details, click on the link below. Here are a few of my new works that will be exhibited:

Poppies, Skylark and a Comma at Kingsbarns, 61cm x 61cm oil on canvas.
Peacock on May Blossom, 61 cm x 61cm, oil on canvas
Corncrake on Oronsay, 46cm x 56cm, oil on canvas
See the Sea Through the Trees, Cambo Woodland Walk, 120cm x 100cm, oil on canvas

https://www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk

Week 1 @ Cambo Gardens

Here are some sketches from my first week or so at Cambo – see previous post about my residency or in my newsletter number 6 – a link is attached on my About Me page of this website. The weather is everything when working outside because I sit still and look, and look, for many minutes or maybe even hours because that is what it is all about for me. ┬áSo I have been wrapped up in layers of clothes and even fingerless gloves. The bare winter trees, springing into life after the winter, and the bright spring bulbs are just looking fabulous at the moment. These mixed media sketches below may be developed further into new pieces or oil paintings in time for my exhibition at Cambo in the early autumn. I like the contrast between the greys of the dead wood and the fresh colours of new growth. I have seen quite a bit of birdlife too including tree sparrows, blue tits, jackdaws, buzzards, bumble bees and also a butterfly – flying too fast to identify.