Expressing my ideas and feelings through abstract work has given me much creative freedom. The foundation of each work is the process of exploring colour and developing textures. Through sketch books and other materials, ideas evolve and are expressed through the creation of surface texture and the layering of colour, using acrylics, or oils, onto paper, canvas and board.
My latest project is too capture and express the light, mood and forms from a disused smithy, close to Drummore on the Rhinns of Galloway. It hasn't been in use for 18 years and it is fascinating to witness the process of the decay that is taking place. Many tools and other items used by the blacksmith are laid out just as though he is returning to use them, but with a coating of rust, dust and cobwebs.See my blog post 'Life with the webs' for my first impressions of this fascinating place.
You will see new work in progress and my printmaking activities by visiting my Facebook and Instagram pages..
To discuss artwork, sales, or commissions, please go to my contact page.
Spring Fling Open Studios 25th/26th/27th May 2019
9th March 2019 - I day studio workshop, 'Meaningful mark making.'
4th January - 5th February 2019 'Memory of Fire' Exhibition and other works at Gallery 141, Artists and Makers, 141, King Street, Castle Douglas. DG7 1DX open 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday.
Also at -
Glentrool Arts and Crafts Gallery, Glentrool, Newton Stewart - April to October
Artists and Makers (PA pop-up) Shop, 141, King Street, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway (Professional Artists co-operative)- open all year round- 10-5 Monday-Saturday.
Artists and Makers (PA pop-up) Gallery at Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. Open 10-5 daily- March-October
26th/27th/28th May 2018 Spring Fling Open Studios. Studio 2 on the Blue Route. Visit http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/brochure to view the online brochure.
11th/12th August 2018 Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Trail
21st-25th September 2018 The Kist at Wigtown Book Festival
October- Printmaking with Year 3 pupils @ Cedars Primary School, Blackburn
13th October-9th December 2018 Energise Exhibition,
Mitchell Gallery, Kirkcudbright (Upland members exhibition)