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Im having an exhibition ……

Very excited to announce that the Edinburgh Drawing School at 13a Great King Street Edinburgh are exhibiting 50 of my pieces.  Resins, woodcuts, painting, pastel, photography and neons at sensible, affordable prices

Opening on Saturday 16 April 2016 12-3pm and running till 14 May

Pop in and support me, it would mean a great deal.



So very calm 



I feel like Ive been working on this series for ages but finally I have reworked, reprinted, photoshopped and coloured in my final 12 images and they have been reproduced as 32 x 22cm acrylic prints.  The first 6 have been uploaded to the Saatchi Website ( – if you want to see my work for sale), hopefully I will be having a Christmas Exhibition with calendars, mugs and hand printed images for sale – so if you really can’t live without a large penis’d minotaur on your coffee mug then look out for updates.



I have just spent the last 3 or 4 months working on a series of lino cuts based on Greek Mythology.  This is not the final set as I hate Icarus and some need more work – however I plan to use the 12 images to create a calendar and your comments and criticism would be greatly appreciated.



Completed a drypoint etching course at the printmakers workshop using images from my flower painting course – heres the resultsIMG_3285IMG_3286

During the Easter break I used my watercolours at the Botanical Gardens for a first ever attemptIMG_3371

and now Im back at the Edinburgh Drawing School doing this ….IMG_3476IMG_3475charcoalflower



At the beginning of 2015 I dutifully started my monthly revolutions – much easier than resolutions as they can be changed as I see fit!

I decided to step right out of my comfort zone and explore new mediums and ideas – namely, flower painting classes and lino cutting.  Living life on the edge as always.

I joined a 10 week class at the Edinburgh Drawing School and its the most fun I’ve ever had on a Tuesday afternoon.  2.5 hours of observing and honing my drawing skills (haven’t done that since primary school) – I loved the course so much I enrolled for a second block, this time with the intention of using the printmakers workshop to produce a series of lino cuts.  Putting wood cutting on the back burner – not literally – as I discovered a linocut takes about 3 hours, a woodcut about 3 days and it hurts my thumb!

So, heres my sketches from the first 10 weeks – where Im going with them – well stay tuned!

driping thistlebleeding thistlecharcoal thistlepink thistlethistles and swirlswatercolour thistlethistle inkred thistlered and cream oil

soon minions, soon

Decided to take a break from woodcuts and work on a new installation piece.  Took myself off to Chambers Street Museum to catch the end of the Ming Dynasty show, not a fan of carpets and big wall hangings but I did come across these little beauties.

ming researchLittle clay figures of servant boys, happy with my observation I went home to ‘think’!!

Before I married  I went to my aunts house as she is my last surviving relative in Edinburgh to collect my old, new borrowed, blue items.  I chose a blue crystal brooch to attach to the handbag I’d made from my mums old wedding dress, whilst raking around the nick knacks I found a creepy rubber child’s doll – apparently it was my dads favourite toy as a little boy and it was coming home with me!

Two years later and I decided to make a clay copy of the doll, with the intention of casting in resin.  The doll dated back to 1900’s and I was concerned about its durability – no need, they were made to last.  I filled it with water to check for leaks, then filled the head and feet with resin and stuffed the body with cotton wool, the cheeky chappie looked a lot better.  I then covered it with 6 layers of latex and ordered myself a big box of moulding plaster off Ebay.

original and castlatex coatdry latex mould

Being a die hard fan of Antony Gormley’s ‘The Field’ and anything Flux related it made sense to create more than just one. 4 latex moulds and a very messy kitchen later

I love the way that each cast originally started from one object but the grain of plaster, the water content or the thickness of latex would decide on the finished pieces.

Some looked shy, some cocky, some short and some tall.  Each seemed to have their own little personality.IMG_0047IMG_0035IMG_0031IMG_0022IMG_0019IMG_0016




So I grouped them like a school class photo.

There are currently 45 figures – as always your thoughts and comments will be appreciated