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Refrigeration Machine. Hand coloured linoprint

Printmaking: linoprint Refrigeration Machine

The first print from my studio in 2018: a linoprint based on a photo of the refrigeration unit of an ice cream maker in South Wales, just outside Machen near Caerphilly. Machines like this fascinate me with their mysterious cables, switches, metal grills, pipes. I went a few times to the ice cream parlour on […]

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Autumn Rain over Strathmore. Oil on canvas

Painting: oil painting

When I go for walks in the vale of Strathmore, where I live, I often find it fascinating how dark clouds can accumulate in one area, and the sun is still shining not far away. The light created by this juxtaposition is spectacular, an impressive backdrop to the changing colours of the fields, depending on […]

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Ovals

Event: Urban Market Glasgow

Second time: I am going to display my upcycled hand painted chairs and small tables at Urban Market ‘Interiors’ in Glasgow. Small table Ovals 40 x 32 x 59 cm. acrylic paint, acrylic varnish. 2017 Urban Market Interiors   Drygate Brewery   85 Drygate Street   Glasgow G4 0UT Sunday 19 November, 12 – 5pm

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Ovals bedside table original

Upcycling furniture: work in progress

I’m upcycling another small table for Urban Market in Glasgow. This time the market theme is Interiors, and I’ll have a stall showing chairs, stands and small tables. I’m looking forward to meeting other businesses selling eclectic contemporary furniture. Urban Market Interiors   85 Drygate St   Glasgow   G4 0UT Sunday 19 November, 12 noon- 6pm   […]

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Table Urban Market

Event: Urban Market Glasgow

Some of my upcycled painted furniture will be for sale at Urban Market ‘Vintage’ in Glasgow, as part of a show of vintage clothing, lighting, furniture, collectables. The venue is Drygate Brewery. So you can combine shopping with enjoying great beer and food. Small table with drawer 53 x 38 x 57 cm. Acrylic paint, […]

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Screenprinting

Printmaking: screenprinting on clay

A few days ago I started a collaborative project together with ceramicist Jenny Charles in Bridge of Tilt, Highland Perthshire. We decorate shallow bowls with a screenprinted design. Jenny produces round clay slabs which she later shapes into bowls, using a mould. I built a small screenprinting frame and created a design which we print […]

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Bicycle. Linoprint

Printmaking: linoprint

I have made a new linoprint, called “My Bicycle”. It honours Grant Murdoch of the Coupar Angus Cycling Hub who spent two weeks cycling around Scotland in April, covering 1,500 miles in order to raise funds for a cycle training pump track at Larghan Park in Coupar Angus. Original prints and greeting cards of “My […]

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The Second of Solstice. Mixed media drawing

Drawing: mixed media

This mixed media drawing was on display at the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Perthshire Open Studios in Perth Civic Hall. The exhibition was part of the inaugural Platform Festival, a week-long celebration of contemporary art and culture across Perth & Kinross at the end of March 2017. The drawing was inspired by a friend’s poem […]

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