Day 9: Edinburgh work trip

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…

Day 7: Oggling Andy Warhol

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…

Day 1 blog challenge: My big hied by Rouge One

OK, so last year there was a great challenge for February, 28 Drawings Later, based on doing a drawing every day for the 28 days of the month. As I have been slacking a bit on my blog posts, I am going to use February as the month to get me…

Black, White & Gold

This month, the members of The Glasgow Print Studio were set the brief of creating an artwork on the theme of 'Black, White and Gold', set by the GPS sponsors, Ancnoc whisky. The piece was also to have reference to Scotland and elements of print…

Frauleinwunderlich Article

Last month, I was contacted by a German magazine called Frauleinwunderlich (Girl Wonder), a magazine for pin-ups, rockabilly girls and burlesque stars...and artists that like all of these things!They wanted to do a feature on my paintings, and…

Portrait Commission: the planning stage

After the whirlwind of the London show subsided, I started my work in earnest on my new portrait commission of a lovely lady called Katie, of Miss Katie Cupcake in Edinburgh.My brief was to portray her as a demure and vintage style damsel, featuring…
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28 Drawings Later challenge 2012

I missed this last year, so I was very excited to have the chance to join in. The challenge is to draw something every day during the month of February and post it onto the facebook page for everyone to see. It happens that I am touring around…

BP portrait competition entry 2012

It's that time of year again when the competitions across the country start calling for entries. My choices for February are the BP Portrait Award, the Lynn-Painter Stainers Prize, and the Royal Portrait Society Annual Exhibition. They are…

New Year, New Studio

For over 6 years I have been working out of a bedroom studio in my home. My house was getting more and more full of paintings and art paraphenalia and I was also concerned that the house smelt of turps constantly. So, with trepidation,…

Shoredich Street Art Inspiration!

not quite a tropical holiday In November, my husband and I toyed with the idea of going on a wee holiday to somewhere warm, but for some reason we were drawn to London, as we hadn't been down for a while. We decided to go for a long…