Friday, 29 October 2010

Lachlan Goudie

This is Lachlan Goudie's 'From the other side of the Clyde' which will be in our The River Runs Through It exhibition in Kelvingrove.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The River Runs Through It Exhibition

This is one of a pair of large prints based on the construction site at the new Riverside Museum.
We start hanging at the end of next week and Preview is Nov 11th. Open to the public from Nov 13th at Kelvingrove Art Galleries in Glasgow.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Paul Kennedy

This is Paul Kennedy's Inner of the paintings for the
'River Runs Through It' exhibition.
There's something of the Paul Nash in there.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

A River runs through it

Over the past few months I've been helping organize an exhibition in Kelvingrove Art Galleries in aid of the new Riverside Museum which opens in Glasgow in the Spring of 2011. Designed by Zaha Hadid the Riverside is Glasgow's new transport museum.
We have 27 artists who have had access to the site and who have been asked to come up with work which in some way ties in with the whole idea of the museum, transport, the river, Glasgow
or the workmen building the museum...whatever makes a link. The images have been flooding in over the past two weeks and this looks like it will be an extraordinary exhibition. We have great names such as Peter Howson, Adrian Wiszniewski, Glen Scouller, John Kingsley and Sue Biazotti.
The painting above is 'Clydeport' by Katie Pope.

The exhibition runs from 13th November until the end of January.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Venice again.

Isn't this fabulous. It is on the Grand Canal.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


A traghetto crossing the grand canal. It's one Euro to cross the canal. If you want to get a gondola and go up and'll be at least 100 Euros. We paid one Euro, went out for a meal and still had change....

Monday, 18 October 2010


Found this image of a wee sketch I did in Tobago a few years ago.

Anyway....just back from a few days in Venice hence the lack of entries on the blog this last week. When I download some of the photos I'll pop a few on. Hadn't been in Venice for over 40 years. Doesn't seem to have changed much except for the dreadful advertising hoardings covering areas of St Mark's Square.
Apart from that the city is quite wonderful if a little on the expensive side. I'm now mulling over images which no doubt will emerge as paintings at some point.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Damian Callan

Currently exhibiting in the Gallery at The Mussel Inn in Hope Street in Glasgow is Damian Callan. This exhibition runs for the best part of a month. We attended the opening and enjoyed the paintings as well as rather a good meal.
Damian teaches part time at Leith School of Art which is somewhere I have a lot of time for.
They still teach the skills you need to draw,paint, print and sculpt.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

My toy aeroplane

Here we have a work in progress. Badly photographed but get the idea. It's a big painting.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Ciao Roma

Had a fabulous meal in Ciao Roma in Perth. Lovely ice cream to end it all off. Yum