Thursday, 3 December 2015

new drawings

Three new chalk and ink landscape drawings. The two pieces on the right are views from Birsay and the one on the left is from the Sand of Wright. The latter piece is already sold and off to its new home.

I'm currently feeling drawn (ha, see what I did there) to stormy seas and windy skies. Judging by the weather forecast I should be set for new inspiration this weekend!

*all sold*

Friday, 27 November 2015

winter working

After a summer of mostly working on smaller pieces I've started winter with bigger, looser sketches. A couple of them have already turned into new rug designs for next season which is great. Working on a larger scale with ink always seems to free up my drawing. I like the direct approach and bold quality of line it produces.

I turned round from my work earlier to see the sky reflecting my latest framed pieces on the window ledge. Hopefully I'll get a day with good light soon so I can take proper photographs of them.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

last rays of the day

It has been so long since I last wrote a post that I don't even know where to start. I have been working hard on resolving a group of pieces which have been driving me nuts over the last couple of months. They're more or less finished now, but I'll hold off revealing them or disclosing any opinions until they're mounted/framed. 

I have also been out and about collecting new research for paintings and rug designs since the weather has been unseasonably mild recently. The following photographs were taken yesterday afternoon at the Sand o' Wright. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

crescent moon

"crescent moon"
oil on card
14.5 cm square (18.5 cm square in painted box frame)

A painting I produced at the end of last year and forgot to photograph/document until now. Better late than never.

Saturday, 5 September 2015


oil and card on ply
 15cm square (18cm square in wooden frame)

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

in flux

"in flux"
 oil on canvas
30.5cm square (33.5cm square in painted wooden frame)

Friday, 17 July 2015

tidal residue

acrylic stencil on coloured paper, 160g/m2

 13.5 x 39cm (30.5 x 56.5cm glazed and framed)

Saturday, 27 June 2015

repeating rhythms

21 x 102.5cm

stencils on digital photographs

Admittedly not the best quality photographs but it's better than having no documentation at all!

Friday, 12 June 2015

studio snippets

A sneaky peek at things I've been working on in the studio recently.

Bob, of course, is always happy to help with the creative process.