New collection: Edinburgh street scenes

I am in the midst of building a new collection of paintings. Mixing my love of my favourite City Edinburgh and naive / folk art.

Here are a few of my new paintings and I hope you enjoy the scenes I am building over the next year.

All originals are for sale from my website and cards/ prints will be available online or at my wee Grassmarket stall …

The wee coo who flew

Hey guys! I’m having so much fun making illustrations for my children’s book this week- ‘The wee coo who flew’

Its a motovational book to encourage young minds to pursue their dreams , no matter what the others are doing or saying . You can achieve anything you put your mind to!

Its nearly finished .

The best part was driving around Edinburgh taking pics of the places 🎈

Holyrood Hill


Hamish lived on Holyrood hill Hamish lived on Holyrood hill
He was a wee Highland coo
He had colourful hair and a cheeky smile
He was very much like you
Hamish was a special coo
His mammy told him so
He dreamed one day that he would FLY!
Oh the places he could go!

Im happy to present the first pages of my children’s book ‘The Wee Coo Who Flew’

This story is based in Edinburgh and is a motivational book aimed at 3-8 year olds. It’s about a wee Highland coo who had big dreams. He got past the haters and they watched him as his dream came true.

im currently locked in my art room making the artwork and today, Holyrood Hill Friends was born !

Im feeling a bit like Miss Potter .

I will be posting updates on this book journey and the friends I meet along the way. X

miserable Cow

miserable  This wee day is going to be awesome!

Alright,  I might have been a miserable cow this week.

I’m returning to work in the NHS after nearly 3 weeks annual leave!

I needed it!   i realised i haven’t had 2 weeks holiday for many years (ive been flexible working for years). TRUE STORY!

I did nothing!!!

I did tonnes!!!

But I didn’t do what people normally do – like go on a 2-week bender to Turkey or Ibiza and come back with an autumn glowing tan…… and 900 Marlboro Lights.

I told people I was going to Romania  (to – Remain-here) 😀

I lost my dog this week.  My bestie.  That made me sad.   very sad.  I cried a lot.

My boyfriend buggered off to the land of Ex’s.  Meh – not so sad.

I drank a lot of whisky.

I wont lie

I went places though

I met friends. Oh how I love my crazy friends.

I reassessed my life.  And do you know what?  Its all good.  I can want for nothing.

This wee day will be amazing because we’re all here and it will soon be December – and Christmas will be here.

Then New Year.  Party!

Then we’ll make new plans.

But today? Miserable Cow? no. not me.