A rather long story about a painting – from tantrum to breakthrough.

During the past Summer I took some time to be a student once again – booking on some classes at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh. You can find my blog post about the Painting the Portrait class I did here. I also took another course which I had been planning to write about a wee while ago. This course …

Thoughts on abstraction.

A tiny detail of an painting finished a wee while ago  a way back in July – As time passes, so the memories fade – mixed media on card, 2017 My work has taken quite a dramatic change of direction this past couple of years. As I look at the images here on my website to my embarrassment most of …

Summer Sketching – Craster

The beautiful harbour cottages at Craster I have had a few much-needed sketching days around and about my local area despite the unpredictability of our ‘summer’ weather. Craster is always a favourite place to go and even though I have sketched there many times I will never get bored with this beautiful harbour that is set back in time. Simple, …

Studio Notes – February

 A mark-making exercise to chase away the gremlins of worry and overwhelm. Mixed Media on paper 32 x 23 inches I feel a real shift happening with my work in the studio – dedicated time to work, space to create, making art without worrying about expectations. Whilst I will always have moments of procrastination and staring at the wall – the …