All ready for the start of the first craft fair at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. Doors open at noon and you can shop until 8pm tonight.
I’m here on Saturday and Sunday too, open 10am to 5pm.
Delighted to be at Grantown East Highland Heritage and Cultural Centre yesterday for its grand opening.
This has been a major project for Karen Blessington and Dave Garman and it was great to see so many people turn out to see the fantastic results. Everyone loved the miniature railway – I did too.
I’m also pleased to have my products in the shop. They include some specially designed mugs featuring Highland Games athletes. You might also get the chance to sip some delicious coffee from them in the cafe, which is in two converted carriages. Everything looks brilliant and I wish them the best of luck with the venture.
I’m delighted to share these new tea sets. Just got them out of the kiln this evening in time for Jane to take along to the stall at the Eastgate Centre, Inverness, tomorrow. If you get a chance pop in and see her. They are stylish porcelain cups and saucers with a nice rustic finish and the capacity to hold a “good cuppa”.
Summer is gone – it’s pretty dreich outside the studio. And I know it’s too early to say it, but my thoughts are turning to Christmas.
This year, I’ve got a special festive product. If you have been following my work for the past few years, you’ll remember my wee robin mugs. Well, they’re back!
My summer of craft fairs starts this weekend at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, with Exclusively Highlands. It’s always a busy one in the Highland capital and this time I will among a range of businesses demonstrating their craft.
I’ll be doing a spot of painting so the easel will be up and I’ll be chipping away at some new works. I’m looking forward to fielding your questions about how to paint a Highland landscape.
The craft fair is on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-5pm both days. Free entry!
Another summer exhibition is over. Thanks to Logie Steading for having me. The Long Room was a lovely place to show my art. It was great to meet new people and to do some painting in the sunshine. Thanks to everyone who came and chatted about art and fishing.
If you missed it, there’s second chance to see some of the paintings online soon and at the High St Merchants in Grantown during August. I’ll let you know when they’re up.
Thanks to everyone who has come to the Superfly at Logie Steading so far – particularly since there’s been so many things competing for your attention, not least the sunshine! I really appreciate your visit.
I’m delighted with how the show looks and what’s been extra special is having my wee boy there too. This time last year, during my show in Kingussie, we were waiting for him to arrive. It’s lovely to be able to show him the paintings and watch him crawl around and pull himself up on chairs. He got one of the best views of the work as you can tell from the above photo.
I’m here all week, so there’s plenty of time to make it along. You can find The Long Room easily from the car park at Logie. It’s beside the Garden Shop. See you soon.
The paintings are up, the sun is out and I’ve got ice lollies in the freezer for a lucky few visitors. Superfly is now open at Logie Steading.
I’m in the Long Room, which is beside the Farm and Garden Shop. It’s a great space to show paintings and I’m really excited to be here.
Just 10 days to go before the launch of the exhibition and I’m busy with a range of different tasks: painting, framing, publicity, etc, etc.
But I am really looking forward to showing my new work. The fishy paintings are always a pleasure.
You can now see a wee preview of the paintings on my Gallery page. I’m interested to hear what you think.
The display was set up at the weekend and is looking great.
I also got the chance to have a wander around the park as well. I saw the polar bears – including the newest arrival playing around – the snow monkeys and wildcats kittens. And for the first time when I’ve visited, the elusive wolverine was out and about. The fantastic weather just capped the day.
I’m looking forward to working with the park: it’s a brilliant visitor attraction.
And look out for my new polar bear mug – it’s coming soon!