Diary – news and work in progress

Janus days

(The days at the turn of the year)

a process of sinking – a following of form, a stripping away, a pursuit into the unknown.

Last year, in these turning days, I made large, shadowy ink paintings on paper.




Red indian skirt, grandmother’s shawl, grandmother’s easel, grandmother’s onionskin paper, sandals in December, the wrong feet, a child’s brush, the sludge from the bottom of last week’s painting jar, pastel scraps; the size of two overlapping pieces of roughly A3 paper.

Art on a Postcard

I have two works up for auction at this year’s Art on a Postcard, with proceeds going to The Hepatitis C Trust.

Of course I can’t post an image, as it’s a secret auction – but you can see all the lots up for sale here!

A worthy cause, and some fabulous artwork.


Ice and Stravaigin

I’ve work in two shows at the moment:

My painting ‘Berg’ is showing at ‘Ice’ at Comar, in Tobermory, Isle of Mull.


‘Berg’, oil, acrylic and pastel on board, 45 cm x 45 cm

– and two new pictures are showing at Dunoon Burgh Hall‘s Pop-Up Shop’s show ‘Stravaigin’, as part of Cowalfest.



I’m delighted to have a small work – Souvenir Island – in Europa, at Transition Gallery, London. Preview tonight, opening from the 17th. 20160519_185727 (2)

Souvenir Island

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Working on studies for a painting. ‘Study for Souvenir Island’, acrylic on board, 10 cm x 15 cm.