I’ve just returned from three weeks of painting in the most idyllic, isolated spot on the Isle of Mull. The weather was kind and with no distractions I came home with lots of canvases and drawings. Being surrounded by such beautiful wild landscape and an amazing array of wildlife was wonderful and great inspiration for the work that will be exhibited in November this year at the Flaubert Gallery in Edinburgh. Details of the show will follow.
I spoke too soon
I had been hopeful of some drawing outside last week, however the weather had different ideas. My fingers couldn’t hack it so I’ve been making do with some photographs from Dalhousie where they have a wonderful collection of birds of prey. Very easy to get to from Edinburgh and you find the most incredible owls with such strong characters and intelligent faces. Check the gallery in the weeks to come for the results.
Is this Spring?
The less said about January the better, it was long cold and dark here but things have turned around suddenly. Valentines was a flurry of blooms and pretty things as I helped out lovely Alice in her beautiful shop, Rogue Flowers on William Street, the sun is out and snow drops and crocuses are bravely appearing.
Looking towards future exhibitions, firstly with Art Amatoria at Duns Castle in May then (still to be finalised) a solo show at the end of the year. This is as exciting as it is nerve wracking!