Three small original watercolours - Maybe IV, Maybe V and Maybe VI
I hope this finds you safe and well.
The weather here turned wintry quite suddenly, with autumn being rather damp this year. The colours were still beautiful, if muted. It's been wild and windy outside, with rain and hail showers and snow on the mountain tops. Time to stoke up the fire and hunker down!
Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Christmas markets at Poolewe Hall recently and also the Soup Lunch at Gairloch Community Hall yesterday.
I'm delighted to have two small paintings on show in the winter exhibition (until 18th December) of local artists at Gairloch Museum. The one above is entitled "Fire and Ice".
Museum now open winter hours : Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm.
The cafe is open too - I can highly recommend it.
I have a few 2022 calendars left - they are still in my website shop.
When they're gone, they're gone...
I've been delighted by the feedback about this year's Christmas card designs - thank you so much! I'll be letting you know about my promised donation to World Wide Fund for Nature in the New Year. There are a few packs left, if you've not written yours yet...
In the meantime, Season's Greetings and all the very best for the New Year.
Thank you so much for your continued interest in my work.
Rust and lichen. Abstract image - included in my 2022 photography calendar.
I hope this finds you safe and well.
Summer days are gone now here in the northwest Highlands, with blustery showers and dramatic skies taking their place. I do love this time of year and am looking forward to the autumn colours appearing - there are hints of them already, in the bracken and some of the trees.
It's that time of year again - I took delivery of next year's calendars recently. As before, they are slimline ones, with images printed on the back for use as postcards. The images are all photographs taken locally over the past year or so. Seascapes, sandscapes and textures that caught my eye - from corrugated iron to barnacles on a rock. A few images are shown below.
Calendars are now available to order from my website. If you live locally, they're available directly from me at Poolewe Tuesday market until the end of October. Also being stocked at the Button Bothy at Poolewe Hall.
End of an era
I've been very happy to have some of my work - mugs, coasters and cards - stocked in the lovely Cabinet Ullapool, and also to have exhibited at An Talla Solais gallery on West Argyle Street in Ullapool. The premises had to be vacated, so it's time for a new chapter for An Talla Solais and Cabinet. They still have premises in the town and plans are afoot for what happens next. I'll keep you posted!
I'm happy to say that this year's Christmas cards are now available. I spent a happy couple of days arranging beach treasure - shells, pebbles, driftwood - to make this year's designs. I always knew all these natural materials would come in handy one day! I've decided, given current circumstances, to donate 10% of all Christmas card sales to the World Wide fund for Nature (Scotland).
There are 6 different designs (4 shown below). Available now from my website, in packs of 6 cards with envelopes :
Exhibition at Gairloch Museum
Coming soon - a winter exhibition of small works by selected local artists, at Gairloch Museum. I will be submitting two paintings for this - the exhibition opens at the start of November. Information about opening times will be available nearer the time.
Poolewe Christmas Markets
Happy to say that I'll be at both the Poolewe Christmas Markets this year:
I'm still taking photographs - nearly every day, when I'm out walking. Mostly on my phone, but sometimes using my camera. The phone ones are regularly posted on Instagram. A wide selection of images is available to purchase in various sizes and formats via Photo4me - a subset of these can be seen on my website.
Thank you for your continued interest in my work.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
all the best