Contemporary Paintings

inspired by the coastline and landscape

of the North East of Scotland

North East Open Studios 2021

I’m busy working on new paintings for North East Open Studios (NEOS) 2021.   This year NEOS runs from 11th to 19th of September and I ...
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New Year, New Paintings

I’m going back to my roots with a new group of coastal paintings for 2021. With current travel restrictions, I’ve been drawing from memories of ...
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Winter Exhibition

So much to see when you have a stroll along the coast. There is something special about standing on a beach, but I love the ...
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Stunning drive in the Autumn sunshine to deliver a few paintings to @larks_gallery1 today. The colours along Deeside were so beautiful. Lovely to see Pip at the gallery and a treat to look at the fab work on show. #scottishgalleries #supportlocalbusiness #ilovescotland ...

One of those painting days that felt a little bit off balance. Worked on a few, but seemed to go backwards. This is the result of the last hour, picked up one I’d left aside a couple of months ago and nothing to lose. Thinking about those grey skies where the sun tries hard to break through. Will see what they all look like with a fresh head tomorrow. #keepturningup

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Feels good to be back painting today after open studios and a short break. This group will change over the next few sessions, but nice to get a start and have a few hanging on the work in progress wall.

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Wrapping this one this afternoon, ready for pick up tomorrow. It’s been a lovely week, dropping off paintings and getting them ready for pick up after NEOS2021. I think of this as the painting completing its journey from the easel, to finishing and framing, to finding a wall space to belong.

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Last day of North East Open Studios today. It’s been great sharing finished paintings but I’ve equally enjoyed talking about materials, ideas and the joy of being creative. I hope some of the chats have inspired others to start or continue their own creative journey. Thanks so much to everyone who have joined Elaine and I on this part of our journey.

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Had the loveliest day today with our NEOS visitors. This pic is from early this morning when I had a quiet moment before the doors opened. I always enjoy the morning sun in this spot. It’s interesting how different paintings can look at different times of the day. Looking forward to the weekend ahead, doors open again tomorrow from 10am. Lots of other artists and makers open their doors tomorrow too. Check out the North East Open Studios website.

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I’ve had a few requests for a slightly slower version of the quick zoom around video from a couple of days ago. So here’s a wee tour of one of the walls from our NEOS2021 set up. You can check out all the venues on the North East Open Studios website, so many walls, studios and workbenches to see until 19th Sept.

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We’ve had a great first NEOS weekend at Prospect Terrace in Aberdeen. So lovely to meet and chat to our many visitors. Here’s a flavour of what there is to see. NEOS is on until the 19th, you can check my website or DM me for times. #neos2021 #yellowsigns #openstudios #painting #artexhibition #visitabdn #connectedartistclub ...

Step 1, blank walls ready to hang new work for North East Open Studios. Hope they look a bit more interesting by Saturday. Looks very organised, doesn’t it? Should have turned the camera in the opposite direction for a true picture. Hope all fellow NEOSers have a good week getting ready.

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