I hope this finds you well. It's feeling distinctly more autumnal here just now, rather windy but still quite warm.
Earlier this month I enjoyed a lovely break in Cornwall. I've never been there before and it was great to explore somewhere new. As always, lots of photos were taken. I also did some sketching. The one above was done at Poldhu beach.
Art cafe - coming soon
I can't quite believe I'm telling you this - Pebbles on the Beach is moving into Bridge Cottage Cafe in Poolewe very soon (see photo above)! Myself, husband Iain (Iain Sutherland Photography) and daughter Ailsa (artist, illustrator and textile designer at Ailsa Watson Design) are taking over the premises next month. We'll all be showing our work in the gallery space upstairs and Ailsa will run the cafe, with Iain's help. We hope to open in early November and will be open several days a week throughout the winter. Keep an eye on social media for updates.
We're very excited about this new family venture and look forward to welcoming you!
Delighted to say that two of my 'Lewis Blues' photographs, printed onto aluminium, were accepted into the Members Exhibition at An Talla Solais in Ullapool (and, even better, they are going to new homes!). The show is still on - it closes on Sunday 1st October (open Wed - Sun).
Coming up are two more exhibitions, to which I'll be submitting work.
Bridge House Art Portfolio Course
As if there wasn't enough going on already - I'm delighted to say that I'll be attending the wonderful Bridge House Art portfolio course this winter! This small art school is based in Ullapool, so that's where I'll be (mainly) from late October until early March next year. Of course I will regularly be checking in with the happenings at the art cafe in Poolewe. But my main focus this winter will be on art. I can't wait!
I'll be at some of the local markets - Poolewe Tuesday market and Torridon Thursday market (fortnightly) until mid-October (last one on Thursday 19th October in Torridon).
I'm not doing any of the Christmas markets this year, as I'll be busy in Ullapool. Once we're open, you'll be able to purchase items from the gallery and gift shop at Bridge Cottage Cafe. I'll also still have some items available in my website shop. Speaking of which...
Christmas cards & calendars
This year's Christmas cards are now available to pre-order. They'll be ready to send out next week.
2024 slimline, postcard calendars are also available in my website shop. This year they include a selection of paintings, photographs and linoprints. Some of the images are shown below.
Thank you again for your continued support, it's greatly appreciated.
all the best