All ready at Eden Court Theatre for my first Christmas craft fair.
Delighted to relaunch my online shop with loads of new products.
Chunky mugs with illustrations of Highland wildlife and pine prints of beautiful landmarks in the Cairngorms National Park – they’re all here to buy. And to tempt you even further – free postage and packing!
Stock is limited so order today to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.
Summer’s definitely over – there’s a chill in the air again. But with Christmas round the corner (how did that happen?), I’m heading to more Exclusively Highlands craft fairs in the next couple of months.
First up, this weekend I’m off to Drum Castle, near Banchory. Never been here before but it looks like a fantastic setting in the middle of Aberdeenshire. The craft fair is on October 7 and 8.
And to round off 2017, I’ll be at Eden Court for the final EH craft fair before Christmas on December 8-10.
Looking forward to seeing some of you there!
There’s a busy weekend coming up in Strathspey – lots of brilliant events for residents and visitors. I’m getting ready to run stalls with my mugs and pine prints at both. It’s great to be at local events – meeting old friends and new.
Saturday sees Carve Carrbridge, the popular chainsaw carving competition. It’s fascinating to watch the competitors create artworks out of massive pieces of wood. And Carrbridge is such a vibrant community – everyone turns out to support the event.
On Sunday I’ll be much closer to home at Motormania at Grantown. There’ll be scores of shiny vintage vehicles on display in the High Street, along with stalls and activities for all the family. I’m there with the Cairngorms Farmers Market, so there’ll be lots of food and craft to tempt you. Looking forward to a great weekend!
I haven’t managed to add a soundtrack, but have managed to condense about 10 hours of painting into less than a couple of minutes. I seem to choose colours as decisively as I pick dinner from an appetising looking menu!
I’ve not long finished this commission for the wonderful Abernethy Trust. Pine prints and cards of the original are available to purchase from the outdoor centre in Nethy Bridge.
Regular visitors will know how much I love Loch Morlich – for the scenery and for the fishing. The waters and the mountains are a constant source of inspiration for my art so when the chance came up to show work nearby at the Glenmore Visitor Centre, I could not refuse. It seems fitting to take my art back to where it started.
From July 21, I’ll be exhibiting a range of works at the centre, which is just off the main ski road to the Cairngorms. It’s a great wee venue providing information about the surrounding forest (run by Forestry Commission Scotland), and the cafe serves excellent cake, which is a bonus!
Among the works will be my railway poster series – with new additions to the collection specially for this show. The two paintings below – of Loch Morlich and the Lily Loch – are works in progress. And I’ll have the pine prints and mugs, including my new chunky fishy mugs.
The exhibition will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm and will run for around 10 days. Looking forward to meeting lots of new people down there!