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 websiteContinue reading “New collection: Edinburgh street scenes”

Favourite artist: Gary Bunt

My Christmas pressie to myself has finally arrived – a book of paintings and poems by Gary Bunt, UK naive artist. I love Gary’s work. I love it because it’s just so simple but with some punch. I bought this book ‘By the Grace of God’ because Bunt has some great and funny paintings andContinue reading “Favourite artist: Gary Bunt”

The Crofters

I’m creating a little series about ‘the Crofters’ just for fun . I love Scottish history and I’m currently learning about the Highland Clearances and the Crofters 🐓 . The Scottish farming families were run out of their community farms to make way for big farms for Cow farming and pastoral farming – the leadersContinue reading “The Crofters”

Heroes of the Faith: Jonah and the Whale

‘Jonah and the Whale’🐟.acrylic on canvas 40×60 cm Every month I am going to paint a children’s piece for my ‘Heroes of the Faith’ collection. A series of Bible characters for kids. 🐳 Here we have Jonah the prophet. God told Jonah to go preach at Nineveh because the people there were wicked. Jonah hadContinue reading “Heroes of the Faith: Jonah and the Whale”

The District Nurse series

Happy new year! I would like to start the year by introducing my new series of paintings. I’ve decided to stick with my whimsicle style of painting as I just love painting cute little people. Over the year I plan on creating different little characters with little stories. It’s so much fun. Just to startContinue reading “The District Nurse series”

The day I discovered ACEO cards

Check out these teeny tiny mini paintings! Aren’t they so cute! Today I’m halfway through a personal challenge to paint 50 ACEO paintings. What is an ACEO? An ACEO is a little tiny work of art. ACEO stands for Art Card Originals and Editions. Collecting them is a craze that is sweeping the UK. IContinue reading “The day I discovered ACEO cards”

A work in progress 

5 weeks to go and the countdown is on!  I didn’t quite gauge how much work would be involved when I signed up for the Country Living Mag Christmas Fair this November.  But I am enjoying the challenge of ‘quick-decide-what-your-actual-style-is-and -stick-to-it-then-make- a-tonne-of -art’  That was the biggest challenge – learning what art style of mineContinue reading “A work in progress “

2 years since I decided to be an artist: A reflection

Hi and how are you?  So, it’s been about 2 years now to the month when I decided to pick up my paint brushes and decided I was going to be an artist.  I feel inspired to write a little blog about what I’ve learned along the way and what went right. What was theContinue reading “2 years since I decided to be an artist: A reflection”

miserable Cow

  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!Continue reading “miserable Cow”