The Borders Art fair returns

It was great to be back at the Borders Art fair. Seeing old friends , meeting new ones, chatting to some talented and generous fellow artists. It was a hard work but great fun few days. Sold 10 pieces, and delighted to have been approached by a couple of galleries…

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2021 commission year!

I was lucky enough to be contacted in 2021 to produce some landscape commissions. With exhibitions and the art fair closed due to Covid, I found it good to have a focus, and to paint some subject matters and in a style that was different from normal. Aberdeen Angus cattle…

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Art in Lockdown

“These paintings are a response to, and completed, during the covid lockdowns. Each day we would walk along the local paths and tracks around Kelso, and when restrictions allowed, I would take my sketchbook and camera. It was a chance to observe, appreciate and gather well-being from our immediate surroundings.…

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Winter working

With the weather decidedly wintery, and the short daylight hours in Scotland this time of year, any opportunity to get outdoors is very welcome. Sketching is a challenge though, as fingers quickly become too numb to hold a pencil or brush. But there is nothing better than walking on a…

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Lockdown

May was a glorious month, weather wise and the start of lockdown. The city of Edinburgh was traffic and people free. A couple of friends and relatives took some photos recording this eerie atmosphere. Since then I intermittently worked on these 5 watercolours since then. Interestingly I was intrigued to…

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Art Course

Had a great week at Higham Hall with tutor Robert Dutton. Robert specialises “en pleine air” mixed media landscapes of the more remote bits of the north of England. Fascinating course with lots of tips and insights into loads of materials. A day trip out in the rain failed to…

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Pictures on Walls

It’s always a pleasure to visit buyers of my work and see the pieces hanging in their home. I make a joke about I like to warn them so they get get the work down from the attic, but with my good friends Steve and Amanda I even hung the…

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