Contemporary Paintings

inspired by the coastline and landscape

of the North East of Scotland

Room to Breathe

A Preview of new work for NEOS 2021

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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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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The countdown is on. Next Saturday; 11th Sept, Elaine and I will be opening the door to welcome visitors at Prospect Terrace for our first day of North East Open Studios. We’re so looking forward to being part of this fab event. More details on valthomson.com

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Getting things ready for NEOS21 in two weeks (as I type this my head says...can’t be right!) Reviewing paintings ready to frame; Rosie seems particularly interested in one.

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Still exploring flat next to textured areas as the North Sea adventure continues.

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Think this one is almost at the finish line for NEOS21. Time to back away and look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow.

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