Archive | January 2014

Open Studios 2014

Time has flown since the 2013 Open Studio! Last year I had plenty of visitors over the 5 days, and I had lots of great feedback, and I’m looking forward to more of the same this year. Open Studio 2013 So the dates  for 2014 are:

  • Sat 3rd May
  • Sun 4th May
  • Mon 5th May (Bank holiday)
  • Sat 10th May
  • Sun 11th May
and I’m expecting to be open from 11am to 5 pm on each of those days.
If you can’t make those dates but you’d like to come and see my studio anyway, just send me a message.
For more information about the event, please follow the link to

Westray Orkney July 2013

This year we travelled via mainland Kirkwall to Westray and Papa Westray. Although we did not experience the exceptional heatwave, there were very blue skies, some drizzle, moderate winds and mist. All very comfortable for walking and sketching.
These islands were lush with fairly natural meadows,cattle, spectacular cliffs and sea life. It is a landscape which exposes its previous history in abundance; slipping and sliding into the sea, and in dramatic stone splendour.
The shape, texture and colour of rock and it mineral contents define the islands. Its bones are laid bare on the archaeological sites.
From the sketch books of this trip, I have started some new work