It’s my first “Black Friday Cyber Monday” and I’ve got a great deal for you!
Stock is limited so you need to be quick!
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.
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!
With a packed summer of exhibitions and craft fairs about to start, I’ve been busy preparing my work. Painting, framing, printing mugs and packaging up greetings cards, along with lots of other little tasks that come along with these events.
Got some new paintings framed for the various shows I’m involved in (See Exhibitions page and Events and Workshops page for more details of where I’ll be). A couple of classic fish portraits and a favourite view of Loch Morlich, looking up to the Cairngorms.
There’s a few more in the pipeline, which I’ll try and share when they’re done!
Been having lots of fun trying something new. My most recent work is based on some of my favourite local lochs and takes inspiration from railway posters from back in the day.
It’s all about refining the scene to its essential shapes. I’ve been wanting to paint pictures like this since buying Lemon Jelly’s album, Lost Horizons. The cover artwork by Fred Deakin is one of my favourite pictures because of the simple shapes and strong colours.
Still got more lochs to get through so keep checking back.
I caught the most beautiful trout today.
I went to Loch Morlich early this morning (early for a Sunday anyway). It was a break from DIY in the shed and the chance to do a little fishing. The loch and the beach were quiet and there were a just few fishermen camping at the far end. Jane went for a walk with Sparky the dog and left me to it.
But it wasn’t all relaxation, honest. Paddling on the kayak gave me a chance to plan my next project. And I’ll admit that catching a few fish has also helped.
You know that fishing is a passion of mine and now I’m thinking about making the fish the heroes of the paintings, not just the shapes in the shadows. Something like fishy portraits.
Today was a chance to get up close and personal with them – I got three trout and a couple of pike. Not that you’d really want to get too close to them. Too many sharp teeth!
But back to that beautiful trout.
You’ll see it on the picture below but it had a lovely golden belly. Seems a shame to eat it, but we will.
Sparky made friends with it too, as you can see.