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

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.

 

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

 

New Large Bird Paintings

Just finished, four large – for me – bird paintings, based on my observations of the local bird life. Prices and any other information on request – please email me for details on my contact page or by my facebook account if you’d like to know more.

Redshank Running Red Legs, unframed 70 x 50cm, oil and mixed media on canvas. I was fascinated to see what looked like two shadows on the beach when I watched a flock of redshank on Crail Harbour Beach. Then I realised one was a reflection on the wet sand.
Castle Walk View with Fulmars, Crail, 92 x 61cm, oil on canvas, This is my almost daily winter’s view on our walk around the town, down to the harbour with a low sun and Bass Rock way off in the distance. The fulmars come and go all year.
Curlew Take Off, 50 x 70cm, oil on canvas. Using a slowed down film I took of a local curlew, I was interested to see what they do when they take flight. Just like a human when they jump, it bobbed down before springing upwards.
Gannet Colony, 92 x 61cm oil and mixed media. Based on the experience of being eye to eye with the gannetry on Bass Rock, when the birds were nesting, using natural and found materials, which I have included in the painting.

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

Lots of New Work to show

I have been busy lately and have some new oils and watercolours to be shown at my upcoming open studios. I will post pictures of them all after the exhibition, but here are a couple to whet the appetite!

Crail Church, small 20 x 20cm oil on canvas.
Sunsetting at Tentsmuir, with snow on the ground. Watercolour on paper, around 30 x 20cm.