Wednesday, 29 November 2017

yesnaby contours

"Yesnaby contours"
size: 47.5cm square (69cm square inc. frame)
black india ink and chalk pastel on paper

Monday, 27 November 2017

hoxa shore

"Hoxa shore"
size: approx 60 x 80cm framed (I can't remember exactly, sorry!)
acrylic ink and chalk pastel on paper

Here's a large drawing I produced back in June. I see I completely forgot to upload it here during the summer.

Apologies for the radio silence. It has been a difficult year, for a variety of personal reasons, and although I kept day to day things running at the gallery throughout the summer, producing new artwork eventually fell by the wayside. There are only so many things one can keep on top of without completely burning out. 

Now that the gallery has closed for the winter season and I've had a small rest, I'm back in the studio working away on new things. My space has been reorganised (always necessary for a fresh start) and I already have three new pieces nearly ready to share. I also have a new (and hopefully exciting!) creative development in the pipeline which I shall share in due course.

Monday, 3 July 2017

trail to Eynhallow, Aikerness beach

"trail to Eynhallow, Aikerness beach"
size: approx. 60 x 80cm framed
chalk pastel on paper


Monday, 12 June 2017

hazy fields, Quoyloo

hazy fields, Quoyloo, Sandwick
size: 19.5cm square (including lime waxed box frame)
oil on card


Thursday, 8 June 2017

light over Hoy, Bay of Ireland

"light over Hoy, Bay of Ireland"
size: 47cm square (approx. 70cm square including mount and frame)
acrylic ink and chalk pastel on paper


Monday, 5 June 2017

rhythms, Warebeth

"rhythms, Warebeth" - Warebeth beach, Stromness
size: 28.5 x 44cm (50.5 x 65cm inc. frame)
oil monotype and chalk on paper

Saturday, 3 June 2017

blue horizon, Aikerness, Evie

"blue horizon" Aikerness beach, Evie
size: 19.5cm square (including lime waxed box frame)
oil on card


Friday, 2 June 2017

spring colours, Sand O' Wright

"Spring colours" Sand O' Wright beach, Hoxa
size: 15 x 20cm  (including painted box frame)
oil pastel on card

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

details: work in progress

Oil pastel drawing nearly finished.

Painting on glass, almost ready for monotype printing.

The early stages of a small oil painting.

Corner detail of a piece ready for framing.

On my table today: an acrylic ink and chalk pastel drawing.

Updates of finished pieces coming soon!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

new hoxa tapestry gallery website!

The Gallery's new and improved website is now live! Please do check it out:

For the first time ever you can find my work for sale there - original art work as well as prints and greetings cards. There is also a link back to this blog, which I will continue to update. 

Hope you like it!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Honeysgeo green

"Honeysgeo green" - inspired by a shoreline pebble.
size: 8.5 x 9cm (13 x 14cm framed)
Woven 12 warps per inch using a mixture of cotton, linen and wool


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Scorradale sky

Scorradale sky
size: 20 x 15.5 cm (24 x 20 cm box framed)
oil pastel on card


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Marwick Bay

Marwick Bay
size: 36.5 cm square (58 cm square framed)
oil monotype, chalk and pencil on paper

Monday, 20 March 2017

Brig O' Waithe

Brig O' Waithe
size: 35 x 22cm (56 x 43.5cm framed)
oil pastel on paper.

Friday, 17 March 2017

windswept beach, Newark

Windswept beach, Newark
size:31 x 47cm (53 x 69cm framed)
oil monotype and chalk on paper


Newark Bay, Deerness

Newark Bay, Deerness
size: 60.5 x 39.5cm (82.5 x 61cm framed)
charcoal and chalk on paper

Friday, 10 March 2017

Dingieshowe, Deerness

"Dingieshowe, Deerness"
size: 13.8 x 19.5cm (30.1 x 35.8cm mounted)
oilbar and pencil on paper


blue reflection, Houton

"blue reflection, Houton"
size: 20.5 x 11.5cm (37 x 28cm mounted)
oil pastel on paper