Tag: Nature

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 

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 

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 

Ride The Waves Of Life

Ride The Waves Of Life

Yet again it has been a while since I last wrote a blog post. A lot has been going on and I consciously parked writing and blogging since I chose to focus on other things as a matter of priority. Many changes have happened, in 

Retreat To Recover

Retreat To Recover

It’s been a few months since my last “proper” post and it makes me chuckle to think its subject was Resistance. One may imagine that not having blogged since then may have been caused by said Resistance! But that’s not true. The reason I haven’t 

Huskies, Birdies And Queenie

Huskies, Birdies And Queenie

I met one of my writing friends, Cecilia, at a series of workshops run by Jo Parfitt in The Netherlands a few years ago. Titled The Naked Writer, it consisted of six workshops where we delved deeply into our being to write from that space. 

Seeking Answers In Nature

Seeking Answers In Nature

Walking around the woods opposite my parents’ house, I am delighted to see the seasonal changes in the flora since my last visit in Spring…the wild flowers, the reeds that have grown tall around the small lake, the luscious foliage everywhere. There is an abundance 

Puffins Galore

Puffins Galore

Finally, after wanting to go for over a year I was on the May Princess heading to the biggest puffin colony in the UK: The Isle of May. After hearing about this little island from various people who’d been, I was itching to go. I 

Birds Help Me To Get Unstuck

Birds Help Me To Get Unstuck

Ironically I’ve been a bit stuck with publishing my blog posts since I was on a writing retreat at the end of June. I’d been so inspired there that I was raring to go when I got home, only to find myself right back in