Category Archives: My Work

The Art of Immersion

I’m a sporadic swimmer, not a strong or competitive one. During the long periods when I don’t swim, I often think about it. At the moment I’m in a swim-phase, triggered by an exhibition visit with a friend. A large … Continue reading

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Avian April

I am busy trying to transcribe the talk I presented to the Friends of Leith School of Art entitled Birds in Art: Medieval Manuscripts to Flying Creatures for this blog. However, progress is slow so in the meantime I thought I … Continue reading

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Poetry and painting

I was reminded of this Kathleen Jamie poem by a good friend recently – it comes from Jamie’s anthology ‘The Tree House’. I thought I would share it: Landfall There’s not much I can add to this – it sums … Continue reading

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August Antics

During August I finally made some work from the Bass Rock Gannets – bigger monotypes than I have done before and the results are very exciting! A couple of these have been submitted to the annual SWLA exhibition in London … Continue reading

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More British Birds…

The humble British treecreeper – my mum thinks there are probably loads of treecreepers in Britain but we wouldn’t know either way as they are so well camouflaged! This one is emerging from the multi-coloured Alder tree trunk. I see, … Continue reading

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Short Eared Owls

  This drawing was made after one of the best bird experiences I have had in the relatively short time I have been actively seeking out birds. I set off, with my friend and fellow artist Leo Du Feu, on … Continue reading

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January studio work so far

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