Friday, 28 December 2012

A cheery vase of flowers at a friends house.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

If you've ever wondered what the Squinty Bridge looks like from
the flats then this is it. Rather better looking from the side.
What is exciting though is how good the flats themselves are.
Some friends bought one and the space is great. Considering
they look as ugly as the flats in this photo I was surprised they
were so good on the inside.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Time for a bath....

Thursday, 13 December 2012

If you find yourself Christmas shopping in Great Western Road,
drop into my friend Sandy's lovely Buttercup's also a
shop. Great coffee, teas and snacks...oh and soup!
This is my in town office.

459 Great Western Road....just past Roots and Fruits,
on the corner.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Local village church opened after a long 
refurbishment. A good chance to see the window
I designed back in 2000. Sadly there is a little damage
on the left hand side but it's going to be fixed.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Le Port du Somail on the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Painting of Monchique in the Algarve which is heading to the
Mansfield Park Gallery in Glasgow for their Christmas Show which
opens on Thursday. This is a mixed show with John Bellany, Liz Knox,
Michael G Clark, Victoria Cassidy, Andrew Squire, Alma Wolfson and
That's 5 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5QE. 0141 342 4124

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

If you are in the Languedoc heading north east of Carcassone,
you might find yourself near Siran. Just inside the outer circle
street (these towns tend to be circular) is the lovely L'Ancienne
Forge gallery. Run by Jane Darling and Nick Ainsworth, this
delightful gallery is in an old house beautifully and simply
decorated to retain it's character.
Nick and Jane also have their own olive grove outside town and
sell their olive oil in the gallery.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Sketch of Burgh Island in Devon.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Nice guitar at a musician friends house.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A rare summers day

Monday, 12 November 2012

Love poppies in the sunshine

Friday, 9 November 2012

Summer garden....

Thursday, 8 November 2012

In the Tank Museum in Bovington.
About twenty five years ago I got to drive one of these out in Germany.
Didn't drive it very far but it was a thrill.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Durdle Door, Dorset

Sunday, 4 November 2012

This Thursday, Nov 8th at 6pm at the APPLE STORE in
Glasgow's Buchanan Street, I'll be doing a workshop on
Drawing with the Brushes App. It's free so come along.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

our mean streets twinned
with palm fringed Havana
Hemingway ya bass

Another from the 'Glasgow Haiku'

Friday, 26 October 2012

Concorde at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Scenes from the lost village of Tyneham. The military moved
everyone out of the village and surrounding farms in the
War to use the area as a rehearsal base for the D-Day landings.
They told everyone that they could return after the war. Somehow
that never happened and the whole area remains as a live firing
range. Now, at the weekends, live firing is suspended and people
are allowed to visit the village.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Stourhead in Wiltshire.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

At a family gathering in north Dorset last week I decided to
go on a little trip through history. My grandfather was an
engineer and right hand man to George Brough of Brough
Superior Motorbikes in Nottingham. One of their clients was
TE Lawrence who, over several years, owned seven Brough
Superiors. Grandad knew him very well so I thought I'd visit
Lawrences grave and his cottage at Clouds Hill just down the
road from Bovington where the Tank Museum is situated.
Lawrences country cottage is very small and in the garden a
wee garage built to house his Brough Superior. I didn't expect to
see one of his motorbikes but was delighted to find one on display
in the Tank Museum along with the amazing display of armoured
Made my day.

Monday, 22 October 2012

quickly..grab that booth
one Margarita and a
pint of Guinness please

Open from Monday November 5th at the Glasgow Art Club...
'Glasgow Haiku'. An exhibition by Group 13 Artists.
This is a collection of paintings with Haiku's based on Glasgow.
Well worth seeing. The paintings and haiku's I've seen so far
promise a great exhibition.

I have four...and if I'm lucky, five paintings/haiku's in the

The exhibition runs until Saturday December 1st

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

French market. Lovely colours.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

More Autumn colour

A touch of Autumn

Monday, 8 October 2012

A moment in the garden

Thursday, 4 October 2012

This is a wee 10 inch square painting of a street in Procopi
on the island of Evvia in Greece.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Autumn in the garden

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

No you can't come into the garden.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Enjoying some sun

Monday, 24 September 2012

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Hollyhock in the garden

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Early morning sun on the window blind.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

This is the other painting in the RGI Annual Exhibition.
It's Venice, it's a small painting...approx 10"x8"

Monday, 17 September 2012

The RGI Annual exhibition opened on Saturday and runs until
Sat Oct 6th. Venue...The Mitchell Library, Glasgow. I have two
paintings in the show. The one above is Charlotteville, Tobago.
It's a largish painting, approx 32 inches wide.