Wednesday, 1 September 2010

home. sweet home.

...but none like this one!

friends on a harbour wall

Have arrived in our new home after a long period of renovating.... but it has been very worth while. The new home is just exquisite and will get better and better. I met a lot of fine people along the way and I would like to mention how grateful I am to them for their assistance. Sev, the spark. Jim the heating engineer, the man with the muscle and George the Joiner. All fabulous guys to work with and would recommend them to all of you.
A consequence of it all is the lack of art. I aim to get that sorted. In the meantime I have taken a few photographs. Some as inspiration and some for fun. Here is a couple of my favourites.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Orange Cat

'Time is an abstract concept'..... so they say. Today the hour we shift marks 'summer' time and with some glee go forward to embrace the changing season. Animals, plants, insects and us all... I'm full of enthusiasm about the promise of better weather and our imminent move to the marine climes of sunny Fife. Wishing you all sunny days.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Work in progress it may be, but it is a step in the right direction. My web page has been published.... Your comments would be greatly appreciated. Good and/or Bad. All welcome. This working in a vacuum is difficult to breath in!

Check it out.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

In the Pink
12cm x 12 cm
Well, It's Mother's Day, and given we still have snow in the garden, I thought it would cheer me up to do an image of summer. I hope it brightens your day too.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Examples of Work

Above are a few images of my artwork and although I work mainly in watercolour, I do use whatever is close to me at the time. Landscapes of Scotland is the mainstay of my portfolio and having been immersed in architecture for close on a hundred and forty two years [I exaggerate... it just seemed that long!] the influence of buildings in our landscape is prominent in my work. I love Charles Rennie Macintosh and the whole Glasgow Style. My abstract works reflect this era and his genius. Figurative and Portraiture and great loves which I do not spend enough time doing.... I guess that applies to my art in total. More time with a paintbrush in hand, less time talking about it.
Must go and paint. We can talk later.

Cat in a Courtyard
40cm x 40cm
I'm writing this instead of wrestling with a web page builder which is somewhat counter productive.... make yourself visible by getting the web page up and running, rather than wax lyrical about how hard it is. I have managed to at least get some of my watercolour images up onto this page and real soon there will be a link to a web page that will give more detail about my work.

Inspiration to me is a very special lady by the name of Leila Aitken. Someone who took the leap into being an artist a while ago, and has become very successful. Her Web site gives details of where her art is showing and her current work. Well worth checking out.

The Tower

Subject: The Studio, Culross.
18cm x 24cm

Thursday, 11 March 2010



Well, what a week. The Aberfeldy Gallery have accepted my art and one is very uplifted by the moment. I have to say that the Gallery is one of the best in Scotland and has been favourite of mine for many years. It will not be slipping from the position any time soon! Give it a visit on the web, or better still, in real time with a drive through the most stunning landscapes which are called Perthshire.

We are on the move, and await our keys for a new home in sunny Fife. I will keep you posted on the development of our move and all the chaos that will go with it. West Linton [and indeed Perthshire] is covered in snow and, although yielding to the longer days, remains a ghostly feature in the countryside. Spring will, eventually, bring new challenges and mine is to move house without loosing momentum on art production. I will post new work as and when it is completed.

Upper Green

Upper Green
40cm x 40cm