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April 2016

Commissions, commissions, commissions!

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I really enjoy working on commissions. They take me out of my comfort zone a little as far as colour and subject matter are concerned……which is great as i learn from the experience. It is also of course lovely getting feedback and knowing that my paintings really resonate with someone.

Here’s a few i’ve done lately…..

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Quite liking this ‘blogging’ thing!

Unlike facebook I feel I can witter on for ages…that might not be in my favour though :-/


Here’s one all framed up..27x27cm frame. Frame painted in Farrow and Ball…lovely!



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…only 52 days away!!…yikes!

I’m planning on having a mixture of large and smaller works, along with prints, cushions, cards etc.

There will also be bargins to be had…… 🙂

It’s always been an enjoyable experience, meeting the public, chatting about my artwork…although a tad stressful leading up to the event. Apart from  all the artwork to organise my house has to be unusually spick and span..all Peppa Pig toys, footballs, dolls and empty wine bottles will be removed!


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Starting to frame up these paintings for an exhibition at the Green Gallery, Bucklyvie

‘Our Summer Exhibition opens on Sunday 8th May and runs until 19th June.  The gallery will be open Saturday to Wednesday.  Featuring gallery artists Sian Smith and Nikki Monaghan with Marion Drummond, Mhairi McGregor and Caroline Hunter’



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Excited to have a new website and a blog!

I’ve been working on larger paintings for the Green Gallery in Bucklyvie….hand in is in the next couple of weeks :-/. In between the usual family chaos and and my other job as a taxi driver for my kids I hide in my studio hoping not to be disturbed!

The sun is shinning this morning ( rare for Scotland)… I am feeling inspired to paint in some sunny colours today 🙂

This painting was finished yesterday……sunny then too…hence the palette!DSCN5962