Monthly Archives: January 2020

Paisley Pattern Sketches.

Working with acrylic paint pens, I am drawing a series of small paisley pattern inspired sketches. The whole images measure 14cm x 10cm approx.

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Luminate Festival Workshop 2019 at The Gallery of Modern Art.

This event was hosted by Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art. The workshop coincided with the exhibition “Mark-making: Perspectives on Drawing, which showcased the work of 6 contemporary artists who place drawing as central to their practice.I led and accompanied the … Continue reading

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The Arlington Baths Club Members Fundraising Art Exhibition 2019

The Arlington Baths have several talented artist members. In previous years the club had held two group fundraising exhibitions which were held in the Reading Room and successfully raised money for the club’s restoration project.I submitted a proposal to the … Continue reading

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Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition 2019

As a new artist member of the PAI I was excited and looking forward to exhibiting 5 selected pieces of artwork in the annual exhibition. This was to be my first time exhibiting with the PAI in the pop-up show … Continue reading

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The Annual Schools Art Competition 2019

I had the privilege and pleasure of judging and presenting the prizes for the 2019 children’s art competition at Kelvingrove along with fellow judge, Libby Walker.We spent a full day looking at some incredibly good pieces of artwork consisting of … Continue reading

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‘Step Up To The Plate’ Charity Fundraising Event for CHAS Children’s Charity

I was invited to take part, along with 40 artists, in this fundraising event in October, which raised a massive £9k on the evening of the auction sale. The event was organised by Barbara Bates, director of Cafe Ceramico. Plate … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscopic Painting

Another painting on black. New design. Different colourway.

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The Canvas Paintings.

Using the timeless Leiper architecture which is of the previous Templeton Carpet Factory facade, I progressed onto canvas to produce this painting.I have worked with fluid acrylics and paint pens. The acrylics have a high pigment content and results in … Continue reading

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Paint It on Black…

The artwork is inspired by the architecture of Alexander Thomson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and William Leiper. Namely Holmwood House, Glasgow School of Art and the Templeton Building. I have recently discovered the potential and versatility of acrylic paint pens and … Continue reading

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Colour and pattern Inspired by Alexander ‘Greek Thomson.’

My work is often inspired by arguably the greatest and iconic Glasgow architect, Alexander Thomson. January 2019 completed this piece of work with particular reference to the patterns and colours used in Holmwood House, Cathcart by Thomson during interior decorating … Continue reading

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