Saturday, November 18, 2006


'Chameleon door 2', watercolour on card

As part of the Christmas exhibition at the Open Eye, there is a separate room filled with postcard sized paintings (approx 6" x 8") from all their Gallery artists. I have decided to show mine here in advance (sneak preview).

'Forgotten Treasure', watercolour on card

Most of the images are still based around the Moroccan theme, but 'View from San Marco, Florence' is a piece I have been wanting to do for some time. I went to Florence with the students in May of this year (2006) and had the odd opportunity to do a few scribbles.
'View from San Marco, Florence', watercolour on card
This is an idea which I carried around in my head for some time and it is really the first chance to produce something from the trip. I will be trying a larger variation of this theme very soon, to be earmarked for the Queens Gallery show April 2007.

'Grand Entrance', watercolour on card

Thursday, November 16, 2006


calm Reflection' , Acrylic on Canvas

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

I am exhibiting 4 new paintings in the 'Objects of Desire' exhibition along with John Bellany, George Donald, Henry Fraser, Roberto Gonzalez Fernandez, Benjamin Jones, Jack Knox, Barry McGlashan, Geoffrey Roper, Ann Ross and Margaret Smyth. The invited artists have been asked to produce 4 works on any theme or size, but, all 4 pieces have to be the same size. I have plumped for 4 wee canvasses, which will be around 38cm square once framed.

'Fish Box', Acrylic on Canvas

what's nice about this exhibition for me is the fact that I can now broaden my subject matter to include other things again. There is a slight feeling of being hemmed in when you limit yourself, as I did, for my Morocco show. Not that I didn't enjoy working on the exhibition, only its nice to be able to hop from one idea to another without worrying if the end result fits in.

'Arabian nights', Acrylic on Canvas

'Missing Pieces', Acrylic on canvas