New Collection and Prize Draw

My latest collection of Oils is now hanging in the Jetty Gallery in Oban.  The Jetty Gallery is run by Annie Mackenzie and has a lovely mix of art, she has a great way with people and there is a lovely atmosphere, which makes browsing the various sculptures, paintings and carvings a great experience.   The…

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Latest Painting & Wedding

I have been waiting to show this for a while now, but because it was a wedding present I haven’t been able to post any images 🙂  Congratulations to Andrew & Leonie who got married this weekend in the most glorious sunshine, so glad you liked the painting . . .

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New Works

I know it has been a while since I added anything, but I lost my painting glasses at the last show and it is now 3 weeks without the new ones – anyone know why it takes so long ??  Here are two paintings of Skye which I have recently finished.  Getting the space and…

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Painting water

I love water, only recently I have realised that every holiday my parents took me on was either on a boat or by the sea.  I am also a Pisces, so I guess it all makes sense. A lot of artists struggle to paint water, but it is actually quite easy, you have to focus…

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New painting in progress

I have never been one for doing laboured sketches before I start a painting – to me it seems a waste to do the same thing twice.  This image shows my normal sketch before I start the painting.  I have a very clear idea of what the painting will look like so I just need…

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My first brush with oils

I can still remember the painting set my parents got me for Christmas one year, it was one of those paint by number sets of some horses.  I even remember opening it and the smell of the paint in all those little pots that came with it – but most importantly I can still remember…

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Unique pin-feather painting

18th March 2017 Yes, it is that time of year again not such a special birthday this year ! But, I do have a challenge to show you, I always told people it was impossible to use a pin-feather to paint in oils and it nagged at the back of my mind for many years…

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