Author: carrie

Drawing Outdoors Helps Me To Cope With Life’s Challenges

Drawing Outdoors Helps Me To Cope With Life’s Challenges

During the height of the pandemic, I would go on daily walks with my sketchbook, often a homemade paper one for easy carrying. I found that these walks were a healthy way of coping with the situation. If it weren’t for them and my art 

SURFACE Exhibition 2022

SURFACE Exhibition 2022

Delighted to announce my next exhibition – SURFACE – at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, opening later this month! The exhibition is a culmination of work completed on the Professional Development Course run by the award winning Paintbox School of Art. You are invited to the Opening 

The Colours Of Belhaven Bay

The Colours Of Belhaven Bay

Since my last post, I have been continuing to walk down to Belhaven Bay to sketch and draw, in particular to consider what I feel are the colours of Belhaven Bay. I made a point of going at high tide a few times, keeping an 

Sketching The Birds At Belhaven Bay

Sketching The Birds At Belhaven Bay

Since the start of 2022 I have been going down to Belhaven Bay regularly to sketch the birds in a coastal landscape for my next body of work. I love walking down to the coast from the house. The adventure starts as soon as I 

Art & Vintage Christmas Show 2021

Art & Vintage Christmas Show 2021

Art & Vintage Christmas Group Show 2021 will be on from Monday 6th December 2021 until Monday 17th January 2022 and I am delighted to be showing four new pieces of work in the show. Art & Vintage is a café situated in the Abbeyhill 

Paintbox Open Studios 2021

Paintbox Open Studios 2021

Delighted to share I will be taking part in the upcoming Christmas Open Studios at Cockenzie House! Come along if you’re close by – details are below. Artworks will be for sale with up to 50% off. I will have on display current works, colour 

SOLSTICE Exhibition 2021

SOLSTICE Exhibition 2021

Delighted to announce my next group exhibition! SOLSTICE Exhibition 2021 starts on Thursday 24th June 2021 with a Virtual Opening at 6pm UK time. Together with 5 other talented artists this group exhibition showcases and celebrates the culmination of our year on the Professional Development 

Stormy Days: A Body Of Work From A Turbulent 2020

Stormy Days: A Body Of Work From A Turbulent 2020

Stormy Days is a body of work consisting of a few small postcard sized paintings I worked on last year. Reflecting my mood and feelings about the first lockdown and being a symbol for the turbulent times, I created these small works initially in response 

Untold: The Rock Trust Exhibition And Auction 2020

Untold: The Rock Trust Exhibition And Auction 2020

I’m delighted to announce that three of my postcard sized mixed media paintings will be featured in the upcoming Rock Trust exhibition and auction titled Untold. Due to the current climate this year’s exhibition and auction will solely take place online, and the art works 

A Sanctuary In Lockdown

A Sanctuary In Lockdown

I have tried to write a blog post at least three times over the past 13 weeks since lockdown in Scotland began. Every time I wrote a post it didn’t feel right. Something about what I was saying seemed trivial; my words didn’t seem to