Monthly Archives: June 2014


'Wave, Singing Sands Bay, Isle of Eigg'. Acrylic on 20x16" canvas

‘Wave, Singing Sands Bay, Isle of Eigg’. Acrylic on 20×16″ canvas

'Moonlit Sea, Isle of Eigg'. Mixed media on 20x16" canvas

‘Moonlit Sea, Isle of Eigg’. Mixed media on 20×16″ canvas

'Seagull, Eigg Island' Acrylic on 20x15" canvas

‘Seagull, Eigg Island’ Acrylic on 20×15″ canvas

The above are paintings completed so far for the upcoming exhibition (only 10 to go!)

‘Seagull’ is an experiment in a more simple style, I sense people may prefer the more detailed work, but this was enjoyable – just focusing on colour really

Also, this painting below is a private commission of Croy Beach, which was a nice change of scene!

'On Croy Beach' Acrylic on 20x16" canvas

‘On Croy Beach’ (Private commission, not for sale as original or print) Acrylic on 20×16″ canvas

WEST; the west coast and beyond

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I really enjoyed the Gallery Ten exhibition ‘WEST the west coast and beyond’ today. Beautifully curated by gallery owner Paul Musgrave – I thought the pieces went very well together.


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I’ve added a images and links to the participating artists below. (two didn’t have links/websites though)

Sam Bain









David Faithful








Anna King









Jean Laing

Val Menon


Norman McBeath









Graham Muir









Gilian Murray









Paul Musgrove








Shirley Smith

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Gill Tyson







Thanks to Gallery Ten for putting together a really lovely show!




Work in progress for Whitespace..

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I’m not quite sure where I’m going with these drips but I’m liking the effects which aren’t possible on a 5×5″ scale




The above paintings in progress are the first in a series to be included in the July exhibition at the Whitespace Gallery.

In the meantime, WEST; The West Coast and Beyond is showing this Saturday between 2 – 4pm, hope to see you there! PV-combo-wb

It’s going to be an interesting day, and afterwards the Leith Late festival will be featuring various exhibitions and live events..