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Dunstaffnage Marina near Oban

So pleased to have finished this one, believe it or not the marina was very calm but I've managed to make the boats look like they're bobbing up and down - feeling a little woozy...

boat with creels

finished at last - Lybster harbour, I've chosen this one to be my business card printed by Ian Grover at

piper in wire

Sorry about the quality of photograph, taken in evening so there's a real shadow from top light. Compare this wire picture to the real drawing on the next page.


Another picture done today at Talla an Ros, not sure if ink and graphite work together but I like it.

Dannsa Drawing

I had the privilege today of drawing the Dannsa dancers rehearsing for their next show. Not since first year of art college have I drawn moving people so it was quite daunting but really enjoyable especially with live music too! My work along with a few others will be exhibited at the Iona Gallery next weekend.

Life Drawing

Have just finished this one for the Castle Gallery in Inverness for their christmas show

A new one started

A drawing from Lybster harbour, note the WK number on the boat, it's name is 'Aimee'.
Beautiful photos of Broubster and a derelict group of houses - if only I could replicate the fluffy clouds with wire...

Life Drawings

More new ideas just started - I have a collection of photos of life drawings that were sold at the Compass Gallery, Glasgow in 2000 when I graduated, they are A0 in size. I thought this might be an exciting idea to explore using the photographs and also the ones that are left in my portfolio. This example is A4 size but I definately plan on scaling it up.

Country Living Kitchen Table Talent Awards

Just announced today that I am the proud winner in the Artist category of the Country Living Magazine Kitchen table Talent awards. Very exciting and looking forward to talking with The Lemon Street Gallery in Truro. To view my guest blog for the magazine visit

Camster cairns

On a recent trip up North to visit mum and dad we visited Camster Cairns - a 5000 year old building that can be entered through a 2 foot high tunnel into a chamber, not for the faint hearted, the midgies were out in force too!


I've used handmade card in this picture to add some tone.

A vintage black frame

I have just sprayed a chunky vintage frame with the same gloss paint used on my bespoke red Deer antlers. Against a new picture just finished, it has given the picture a dark moody feel. This is an old house built from Caithness stone near mum and dads on the way to Loch Calder.


The Swallows are back to their favourite spot on the telephone line, love their happy chirps!
These are two pictures that have been taken from sketches and photos of Boats in and around Oban and Pittenweem, still trying to decide whether to introduce colour and what background

Trawlers in progress

Boats in the harbour

Knitted together into one not so finished picture from one of my quick sketches!

Heilan Coo from Barnaheigh

A birthday prezz for my brother-in-law of one of his dads Highland Cows