Watercolours at Cambo – last weekend of my exhibition

These are the remaining watercolours/mixed media paintings in my solo show at Cambo Gardens Visitor Stables, which I will be taking down on 30th September, unless marked as sold. Most of them I created plain air, and finished some of them off in the studio. All remaining artwork, both oils and watercolours, will be available via this website or instagram/facebook if you are interested but can’t get to the exhibition. Thank you for looking!

The Fruit Walk at Cambo, looking towards a door in the wall. The daffodils are fully out but there are no leaves on the trees yet. Mixed media 57 x 47cm
One of my first finished water-colour based works from my residency at Cambo, Kingsbarns, East Neuk of Fife. Plein-Air mixed media sketch, mostly in watercolour and ink, 57 x 77cm 
Bright Spring Growth against the Wall, shows the back-lit young leaves in front of the warm tones of the wall, 37 x 27cm mixed media, SOLD
A plein-air sketch, in early spring, along the woodland walk near Cambo Sands. 77 x 57cm watercolour and mixed media
Bird Box and Blossom, April at Cambo, 37 x 27cm
Tulip Rows under Fruit Trees, 37 x 27cm
Looking Back to the Stables, 37 x 27cm
The Door in the Wall, April at Cambo, 37 x 27cm SOLD
Tulips under Fruit Trees, 37 x 27cm mixed media.
Trees upon Trees, 37 x 27cm, mixed media

Oils at Cambo

These are the oils currently on display at Cambo, in the Stables Visitor Centre, until the end of this month – September 2019.

September Garden, 92 x 61cm, oil on canvas, framed
Red Tulips under Fruit Trees at Cambo, 76 x 51cm, oil on canvas, framed
Pink Tulips and Bluebells under Fruit Trees at Cambo, 76 x 51cm, oil on canvas, framed

 

See the Sea Through the Trees, Cambo Woodland Walk, 120 x 100cm, oil on box canvas, unframed
Into the Spring Sun, one of the first oil paintings from my time as Artist in Residence at Cambo, Kingsbarns, oil on canvas 61 x 51cm, framed
Gorse Smells Like Honey 40 x 40cm, oil on canvas, framed
Cambo Woodland Burn, 100 x 50cm, oil on box canvas, unframed
Cambo Woodland Canopy, 100 x 50cm, oil on box canvas, unframed

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

East Neuk Open Studios 2019

My studio gallery space is all set up for the second weekend – 29/30 June from 10:30am – 5:30pm here in Crail. Last weekend was busy, and this weekend is set to be even busier with the East Neuk Festival on in the area. I am also adding new paintings to my on line gallery on this site, and the Saatchi Art Online Gallery.

 

Dundee Art Fair

Preparations are underway in my studio for this event. Labels, lists, bubblewrap, frames and lots of paintings are littered about the space. I will be exhibiting a number of bird studies and East Neuk landscapes, nearly all oils. I am sharing a stand with Christine Macintyre, who makes beautiful embroidered fabric collage paintings. We haven’t had a stand at an art fair before, so are really looking forward to it! If you are tempted to visit Dundee this weekend, there will be a lot to see.

Cambo Residency – second month

I continue working on the residency into May and the garden changes every day. The last remaining snowdrops gave way to the wood anemones, daffodils and grape hyacinths, then tulips and wild garlic, primroses… It comes in waves like the sea. The sound track is the garden birds, including the tree sparrows, loads of goldfinches, the buzzards, jackdaws and blue tits, and today an unidentified warbler. The trees are nearly all in leaf now although there are a few still at the bud stage. I have a lot of material in terms of sketches, plein air pieces and one or two finished oils. I have many paintings forming in my head and some preparatory sketches in my sketchbook. I’m a little distracted by the Dundee Art Fair looming on my horizon in two weeks time, although I have 3 weeks left of painting at Cambo, however my resulting exhibition doesn’t start until mid August, so I have -some- time!

My first oil from the residency at Cambo