Art off the Square

Well, the Scottish school summer holidays are almost over, and I am beginning to paint again after spending many weeks having so much fun with my son. I hope you’ve had a good summer too.

My latest exhibition is already on the horizon, and you are more than welcome to come along.

Art off the Square is an annual exhibition that I have been a part of for the past 8 years. It starts on the 23rd August and runs until the 25th August in Kilbarchan. The details are below. Looking forward to seeing you there.



Summer Wildflowers

Summer Wildflowers, 26 x 41cm, mixed media on board

Lately, I have been deciding on the colours I want to use first before painting, and have been loving the results. Limiting my palette has had a very freeing effect on my work, allowing me to solely concentrate on what I am creating and not on what colours I’m going to be using as well. I’ve used a lot of water too which has dictated the shapes and patterns I have used as it flows and moves my paint into its own desired shapes.

I’m going to be exploring this method of painting more, not just because I like the paintings I am producing, but also because I am really enjoying myself.

Summer Wildflowers, along with In the Blue, Dancing and Swaying, and a few other wee paintings will be exhibited at Smithy Gallery in their Affordable Art Show from 24 June – 22 July 2018. The Private View is on Sunday 24 June, 2pm–5pm. You are more than welcome.

Exhibition Advert

Here is the advert for my 3 woman exhibition at Smithy Gallery. It was in today’s Glasgow Herald. I’ll be there; hope you can make it.


Affordable Art Show, Smithy Gallery

Yesterday was a busy day at Smithy Gallery’s Private View, and I loved the way my paintings looked. Here are four of them grouped together on one wall.


While the two below were also on display, I just forgot to take photos – oops.

Rider, soft pastel on board
Allium Field, soft pastel on board

You can find out more about Smithy Gallery here. The exhibition runs until the 15th July.