Friday, 29 January 2010

Down by the sea in the late summer.

Thursday, 28 January 2010


A wee look at a road in the Algarve. I'm currently working on a couple of paintings set in the road. Good to see some sun.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Beyond the Blues

Love the red guitar Brian.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Beyond the Blues

Dougie Harrison and Duncan McCallum playing an absolutely terrific set.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Beyond the Blues

A great time was had by all when 'Beyond The Blues' played in the village hall on Saturday. The evening lasted nearly three hours and was just terrific. They have put together what can only be described as a 'roadshow' with several sets highlighting different styles of music though the majority of the concert was the blues.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Felt like some autumn colour. These leaves were in a friends garden.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

The Aspect Prize Finalists Exhibition

These two photos were taken in The Fleming Collection gallery just before the opening of the finalists exhibition. It's a lovely gallery and the work looked great.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Graham Murray

This is 'City Lights' by the late Graham Murray. Graham was an art teacher who taught in and around Glasgow. During the war Stanley Spencer lodged with Graham and his wife Charlotte and worked on his shipyard drawings and paintings.

Graham exhibited regularly with the RGI and in several galleries up and down the country.
This painting belongs to his niece Elsie in Australia.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Mansfield Park gallery

Coming soon is an exhibition at the Mansfield Park Gallery in Glasgow. I'll have more details in a day or two but the painting of the old pick up truck will be one of the works on show.

Monday, 18 January 2010


Going through some images I came across this and thought it an antidote to the cold. Summer colours. It's in Elie in Fife.

Friday, 15 January 2010

The Aspect Prize opening

Pictured here are myself, actor Alex Norton, winner Patricia Cain and Keeper of Art for the Fleming Collection Selina Skipwith.
Since winning, Patricia has had several offers including being asked to do some paintings of oil refineries.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Aspect Prize Winner

Actor Alex Norton with Aspect Prize winner Patricia Cain in front of the painting which The Fleming Collection have added to their collection of Scottish Art. The opening was a great success and the winner somewhat overwhelmed.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Off out to dinner

This was the only way to reach friends Howard and Eileen in their cottage. We had a wonderful evening.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Winter Moon

The moon has been quite spectacular over the last couple of weeks. Walking at night is a treat whilst moonlight illuminates the snowy landscape.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Fabulous sky

The colours in the sunsets are just wonderful at the moment.
It snowed again overnight and Thursday is looking to be the coldest day yet.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. 2010 starts with this morning's snowy view of Arran from the garden.