Etsy Made Local – Glasgow

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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.

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Silvery Sunset, Loch Fyne

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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

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

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

Walk Upon Dumgoyne

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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

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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.

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.

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

Glasgow Society of Women Artists

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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.

Misty Morning Hills

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I love experimenting with watercolour and gauche, never really knowing what’s going to happen as I let it dry. In this painting, I used cellophane on top of wet paint, letting it dry into all sorts of shapes, and dictating the shape of the landscape.

Misty Morning Hills is for sale in my shops, Etsy, Artfinder and Art Gallery.

Behind the Drover’s Inn, Loch Lomond

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Behind the Drover’s Inn, Loch Lomond, 13 x 18cm, watercolour

This wee painting is for sale on all my usual shops, Etsy, Artfinder, and ArtGallery.

Black Rock Cottage, Glencoe

The weather in Scotland has been spectacular this summer and I have spent most of it out and about. Glencoe is only 1 1/2 hours away from me, and heading up into these mountains on a sunny day is the most heart warming activity I can think of in this weather. The surrounding mountains exude such a strong sense of history and at the same time remind you that nature is the one in control (the weather can change at the snap of a finger). It is such a privilege to have Glencoe so nearby.

For sale on Etsy and Artfinder.

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Black Rock Cottage, Glencoe, watercolour, 13 x 18cm, £40