Monthly Archives: July 2016

Landscape painting workshop on Lindisfarne

P1160054I’m very happy to announce the times and dates for the landscape painting workshop I’ll be running next month on the beautiful Isle of Lindisfarne! (all details below).

If you are interested in the workshop (it’s free!) and would like to book, please contact Ros Duncan at

Ros is the Community Engagement & Heritage Officer for the Peregrini Landscape Partnership which exists to protect, restore and enhance the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne through community, voluntary and public sector organisations. (This workshop is funded by the Peregrini Landscape Partnership)

*Please take note of safe times listed below to cross to the island on Sat 13th and Sun 14th!

Here are all details of the workshop as provided by Ros Duncan:




The work will be inspired by our wonderful landscape and we want you to leave us with YOUR landscape legacy

(The workshops, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August, will take place at the Lookout Tower on Holy Island, depicted so beautifully below in Rose’s painting)

This is a free workshop

To book your place for either or for both days, please contact Ros Duncan

NB: Workshops will begin at approximately 9.30 on Saturday and 10.30 on Sunday and will be on the island during a closed tide until mid afternoon)

Saturday 13th   Safe to cross until 09:45         Safe to cross 13:15 until 22:10

Sunday 14th      Safe to cross until 10:55         Safe to cross 14:40 until 23:10

Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership

Drawing and painting workshop led by artist Rose Strang

Lindisfarne 13th and 14th August 2016

Saturday 9:30 until 4:00, (lunch break 12:30 to 1:30pm)

Sunday 10.30 until 4:00 (lunch break 12:30 to 1:30pm)

This one‐day outdoor drawing and painting class is open to people at all levels of experience.

 After an introductory talk and demonstration on drawing and painting tips and techniques, Rose will continue to offer individual feedback and guidance throughout the day to each participant. Don’t worry if you have no prior experience, this is an informal, encouraging workshop – and a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lindisfarne!

The workshop location is ‘The Heugh’ the small hill at the south end of the island with excellent views in all directions. The Lookout Tower on the Heugh will offer shelter from rain if necessary.

 Sketchbooks, pencils, brushes, acrylic paints and stretched canvas will be provided. Participants may bring their own drawing or painting materials if they prefer (However, oil paints are not recommended for beginners since they require experience and take a long time to dry).

Please wear warm, rain proof clothes and comfortable shoes or trainers.

Please note that the track up the Heugh may be muddy and is uneven.

There are public benches at this location and we will also provide a few folding chairs.

Meet at Holy Island Car Park at

9:30 am on Saturday 13th and at

10:30 am on Sunday 14th August.

The painting venue is a walk of approximately 15 minutes from the car park. (You will have to pay the full day car park fee which is £4.40. Unfortunately this cannot be reimbursed).


Introductory talk and demonstration of drawing techniques and tips

Experimentation with paints

 Creating a series of quick sketches of the surrounding views

Selecting a view to focus on for the afternoon’s painting


Lastly, here are some of my paintings of Lindisfarne from 2014/15..

Group exhibition – Velvet Easel

IMG_3633-404x404Three works from my recent Harbour series (below) will be on show at the Velvet Easel Gallery in Portobello, Edinburgh from 9th July.

The new summer show, titled A Way of Seeing launches this Saturday (9th July, from 10am till 5pm), there will be refreshments throughout the opening day.