I run workshops,sketching days and painting holidays. These are suitable for all. They are relaxed and the idea is to enjoy your day while practicing and learning.During these I give demonstrations on how to tackle aspects of the subject If you want
Diploma of Art (upgraded to BA Hons) Edinburgh College of ArtWinner of The River Tyne Drawing Competition
Brought up in Ayrshire, I gained my Diploma at Edinburgh College of Art. I was Craftsman in Residence in Linlithgow then worked as a furniture designer until I decided to return to painting with a move to East Lothian. I love landscape with big skies and mountains but also cities and buildings. The effects of light on water and land fascinate me. Luckily I live in a country which provides me with both.
I prepare sketches en plein air where possible. Otherwise it is in the shelter of the car. I then work up the paintings in the studio.
Apart from exhibiting in galleries in Scotland I accept commissions from firms, councils and individuals. Work can be found throughout the year in Greens and Blues,N Berwick Colinton Arts and The Stick Gallery, Edinburgh. I have had work accepted by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, RSW, the Aberdeen Artists Society and the Discerning Eye, London. I am pleased that I continue to show in the Royal Scottish Society of watercolour Painters. I have tutored workshops and classes for over 10 years privately and with East Lothian Council. I have been asked to Kirkcaldy Fife, Brodick Arran, Haddington, Whitekirk, North Berwick East Linton, East Lothian and Galasheils in the Borders and the north of England. These have been a mixture of demonstrations and workshops.
In each of my 10 week classes I give a demonstration at some point in the class with time for questions, answers and a look at different techniques.