All the Shoes I’ve Loved – For Sale In 2015, I decided to take the necessary step of letting go of all my high heeled shoes. Why? you ask. Well I managed to herniate 4 disks in my lower back a few years ago leaving me with nerve damage in my lower leg and foot. The […]
Back in the 90s I studied, and then graduated, from the Glasgow School of Art before changing track slightly to complete an MSc in computer graphics. This led to 15 years of lecturing at several universities and colleges. Throughout this time I was always drawing and painting for myself as a serious hobby.
I have been so busy with exhibitions and commissions that I have neglecting my blog. So I thought I’d write about my journey in learning to paint from a life model in a classical style. I attend a variety of artist run life drawing and painting sessions at the WASPS artist studios. It is a […]
This weekend sees the start of the WASPS open studios events in Glasgow, spread over different weekends throughout October. See the website here for more information : WASPS Open Studios 2015 This year, Southblock Studios, where I work is staging an exhibition at the end of November instead, so I thought it might be nice to stage my […]
For much of my painting work now, I use reference photographs for a number of reasons. For my cityscapes, I can record detail and colour information that I don’t have time to capture when on a short holiday in an exotic location.
For years I have been submitting portrait work to the BP portrait painting prize, not realising there was another that might suit me better, namely the RP (Royal Portait Society) Open Exhibition. I managed to catch their show from last year’s entrants whilst I was in London and thought I may be in with a […]
I missed yesterday as I only accompanied my husband to Waitrose and Dales Cycles for a bit of domestic shopping. I was dying a death after over-exerting myself at the studio and the opening!So I skip quickly on to Saturday. We had planned a trip through to Edinburgh to drop off new work to Bon […]
I am way behind with my blog posts, due to having the flu, so I am popping up a few at once, but linking the happenings back to the right day. I won’t cover every day as I am sure you don’t need to read about me kicking about my house coughing like I’m on […]
OK, so the title of this post is not quite exact, in that I did have the flu, which has now degraded to a hacking cough, but when I saw the weather this morning, and I thought of me on my wee folding bike battling to the station, I opted to stay home in the […]