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Welcome

Welcome to my website. I am a Scottish Artist living on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and in Aberdeenshire on the East Coast. My inspiration comes from traveling throughout Scotland, taking delight in the mountains, sea and lochs of the west coast and the rolling agricultural land of Aberdeenshire and the particularly special fishing villages and coastal areas such as Catterline and Crovie.

I have been painting since 1985 and studied with the Open College of Arts and The Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and am a member of the Scottish Artists Union.

My Work is usually in mixed media including watercolour, acrylic, ink, pastel and collage. I use various different papers such as acid free tissue and silk papers to achieve a layered and textured base. One of my aims is to explore the detail, colour and shapes of wild areas beneath trees, field borders and shady glades and put these into the wider landscape. Recently I have worked with digital painting methods using the Procreate software which allows me to layer images and blend these in as I do with conventional paints. From these images I produce a number of limited edition prints (not reproductions) on rag paper with pigmented inks.

With all my work I like to take images from reality and translate them into an imaginative world full of vibrant colour.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my portfolio. If you wish to contact me about a painting or a commission please go to LINKS and select the top option which will direct you to my details with the SAA.

I exhibit widely throughout Scotland and this year had a successful Cowal Open Studio in September. All efforts are now going into making the exhibition and Christmas Pop-up Shop at Kemnay House on the 1st and 2nd December a pleasure to visit. Mulled wine and mince pies will great all visitors. Also, hoping that Country Frames 15th year celebrations go well: a lovely country gallery at Lesley, Aberdeenshire - a beautiful place with the brilliant Yvonne at the helm. Lots of paintings, prints jewellery, ceramics, and sculpture available - a must visit!

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