Etsy Made Local – Glasgow

etsy made local

Tomorrow, Sunday 2nd Dec, I am going to be selling my art, prints and cards in person at the Etsy Made Local event. It is at the Glasgow Briggait and I’m very excited.

I hope I’ll see you there.


Silvery Sunset, Loch Fyne

Silvery Sunset, Loch Fyne, 18 x 23cm, acrylic on board

I was on the West Coast of Scotland last weekend and sat by the ruins of Castle Lachlan watching the sun go down over Loch Fyne. It was such a peaceful place and the skies were spectacular. I couldn’t wait to start painting as soon as I returned to my studio.

Silvery Sunset, Loch Fyne is available in all my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Blue are the Skies

Blue are the Skies, acrylic and ink on paper, £40

This wee one can be found in my usual shops – Etsy and Artfinder.

Another framed painting

Out at Sea Rain, acrylic on board, 18 x 23cm

As I said in my previous post, I am trying to frame all my paintings. Here is the black version. I rather like this wee painting too.

I’m still playing with my acrylics, remembering how I used to paint with them, and realising how much my style has changed since I last got them out. I’m so glad they are back in the studio with me, I’ve missed my old friends.

Out at Sea Rain is available for £40 on Etsy and Artfinder.

Snowdrop Bank

Snowdrop Bank, acrylic on board, 18 x 23cm (7 x 9″) framed

I decided to sell my paintings framed, and a shipment of two types arrived this morning, black and white. Snowdrop Bank is the first I popped in a frame.

As usual this painting is available in all my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.


Walk Upon Dumgoyne

Walk Upon Dumgoyne, acrylic on board

This is a wee painting of the top of an unusual hill which is part of the Campsies, north of Glasgow. I have made a video of it so you can see it in more detail, and get an idea of the size.

If you want to see it (because I can’t post video on WordPress), click here and it will take you to my Instagram account.

Looking to Loch Carron

Looking to Loch Carron, acrylic on board, 12.5 x 17.5cm (7 x 5″)

When I started painting professionally, many, many years ago, I started with acrylic. I painted murals all over the UK using it, in bedrooms, gyms, restaurants and kitchens among many other places. But about 15 years ago, I decided I had had enough of contorting myself at the top of ladders and hung up my acrylics thinking I’d never use them again.

Over the past month or so, I’ve had a hankering to use paint that will give me texture, and not wanting to use oil because of the chemicals and the smells, I dug a very large box of acrylics I had stored out of the attic and painted this. I had forgotten just how much I liked acrylics. I lay down a layer of gesso primer first letting it dry with texture and went to town with blue.

Acrylic, I’ve missed you!

Looking to Loch Carron is available in all my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Field of Yarrow

Field of Yarrow, 18 x 23cm, mixed media on paper

Field of Yarrow is one of those paintings where the image was going around in my head for weeks. I was desperate to get it out onto paper, board or canvas, it didn’t matter, but a burst water tank and a good bit of flooding in my house delayed it far more than I wanted. The house is drying out as I type, and I painted this to distract myself from the horrors of dehumidifiers and wet carpets. Joy.

Field of Yarrow is is available in all my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Summer Days

This may be familiar to some of you, and I did paint something like this a while back just much larger. I liked it so much, I wanted to see if I could do it again… Summer Days is available in all my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and ArtGallery.

Summer Days, 18 x 13cm, mixed media on watercolour paper

Glasgow Society of Women Artists


I’m delighted to announce that I have been accepted to join the Glasgow Society of Women Artists. They have been on the go for over 100 years, and now I’m a part of them; I’m rather pleased.

My first exhibition starts with them starts with a Private View on Friday (more details to follow, apart from the above), and if you want to find out more about the GSWA, just click here.