Diary – news and work in progress



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.

Of the Sea


Ghost Nets (detail), acrylic and graphite on board.

I’m delighted to have had a painting selected for this exhibition, in Kent, running from May the 6th to July the 24th 2016. ‘Ghost Nets’ will be among:

‘A variety of extraordinary works of art including lens based media, sculpture and performance art are used to cover powerful topics such as conflict, ecology, territory, migration, piracy, border disputes and the ebb and flow of oceans.’