Monthly Archives: February 2018

Cairngorms in Spring

(A few photos from my trip to the Cairngorms last year).

From March 1st I’ll be travelling up north to the Cairngorms to visit my sister. While there I’ll begin a new series of paintings to celebrate spring.

It’s going to be beautiful up there at this time of year – still plenty of snow and ice, but also snowdrops and rivers in full flow as the spring thaw begins.

The paintings will be available from around mid-March and I’ll post them here as they develop. Usually I’ll create some sketches in situ, then develop paintings in my studio at home, so I’ll send a couple of blog posts while up north (depending on internet connections!) then more on my return to Edinburgh.

Early next week I meet with Richard Demarco at Summerhall to discuss plans for the portrait I completed earlier this year (info Here). It feels really good to get this year’s projects up and running – I’ll post all updates and new paintings very soon…

In the meantime, if you’re in either Edinburgh or Suffolk, my work is on show at the Long Melford Gallery, Suffolk, and I have one painting (sold) in the SSA Open (Scottish Society of Artist’s annual exhibition at the RSA building on the mound, Princes Street, Edinburgh). The SSA show is well worth a visit, among the many strong works there it’s also great to see some excellent artwork representing artists from the Hebrides, through the Ann Lantair Gallery in Stornaway, Lewis. More info on the SSA Open Here 

SSA Open Exhibition

Sold . ‘Harris (Sea Loch 2)’ Mixed media on 10×10″ wood

I’m delighted that Harris Sea Loch 2 (right) has sold at the SSA+VAS Open Exhibition (as part of the Society of Scottish Artist’s section).

There was a very lively buzz to the preview, and  I enjoyed it  – quite a few familiar faces in the photo below! I’ll definitely go back to view the works properly now  it’s a bit quieter .

The show runs from 29th Jan to 8th March 2018 (Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, ​Sunday 12 noon to 5pm) at the Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL. Link – Here

First Look – new exhibition

‘West Coast, Harris 3’. Mixed media on 13.5×12″ wood panel

Three of my most recent landscape paintings are included in the up-coming exhibition at  Limetree’s second Gallery in Long Melford, Suffolk.

The exhibition, called First Look runs from 10th February until March 20th. If you like the works (right and below) but can’t get to the exhibition, you can contact the gallery on their website, on this link –  Limetree Gallery


‘West Coast, Harris 2’. Mixed media on 14×10″ wood panel

‘West Coast, Harris 1’. Mixed media on 14×10″ wood panel