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 the time of year. In this painting I’ve tried to recreate these colours.
Autumn Rain over Strathmore
oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. 2015
One of my paintings has been accepted for the Winter Exhibition 2017 at Meffan Museum and Gallery, Forfar. It is a still life, showing a well known kitchen motif – garlic on a chopping board, flanked by lemon, chili and a few tins of tomatoes.
Meffan Museum and Gallery 20 West High Street Forfar DD8 1BB
18 November – 30 December 2017, Tuesday – Saturday, 10am -5pm
I am grateful to renowned artist Frances Law who invited me to add a colourful accent to Ruthven Community Hall, newly refurbished for this year’s Ruthven Music Festival on the weekend of June 9 – 11. The concert audience could see paintings by Frances Law, Jonathan Hood and myself on the walls of the lovely intimate venue, at one time the village church of Ruthven in Angus.
Making Quince Jelly with Silverspoon
Oil on canvasboard, 50 x 65 cm. 2016
The Barn Gallery at The Bield houses this year’s Showcase Exhibition for Perthshire Open Studios. It includes work of many of the artists and makers participating in the open studio days. One of my paintings is on display there.
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