I currently have two paintings included in "Endings" an exhibition by Perthshire Visual Arts Forum at Strathearn Artspace, Crieff, Perthshire. Exhibition runs until 23rd January 2015.
For further information please visit PVAF website.
Forthcoming exhibition "In Time" with Prentice Smy and June Finlayson at Lochgelly Centre from 7th July to 1st October. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 10am until 8pm, and Saturday 10am until 2pm. Click on the poster for more details.
As a member of the PVAF committee I'd like to draw your attention to the forthcoming "Drawing Together" event at the Birnam Institute on Saturday 2nd November. Further information on the event including booking form is available at the PVAF website. I look forward to seeing you there! See here for info on the Birnam Institute.
Recently I became a committee member of Perthshire Visual Arts Forum which is run by a group of artists living and working in and around Perth. We are running a series of art salons the aim of which is to provide a relaxed, informal environment where we can meet and share/discuss art, culture and ideas.
New members are always welcome and membership is free. The next art salon will be at Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross, KY13 8FQ on Thursday 28th February from 7 - 9 pm. For more information please visit http://www.pvaf.org.uk/.
I am currently combining some of my images with writing for Safe Space fundraising Write-athon event. I have signed up for a 10K with my written piece on the theme of colour. Its a huge subject but really fascinating and has given me opportunity to research colour thoroughly while incorporating my images and raising funds for Safe Space.
The Write-athon is open until March and if you are interested in sponsoring me or finding out more about this event please visit www.safespacewrite-athon.co.uk.
It was a privilege to share my studio space with June Finlayson as part of Perthshire Open Studios throughout September 2012. We had lots of visitors from across Scotland showing interest in our work.
It was great to meet so many enthusiatic people, make new friends and contacts, and have an opportunity to meet with old friends. All in all a very successful and fulfilling venture.
I was pleased to have new work shown at The Winter Exhibition at Kinghorn Station Gallery, Fife from 1st to 22nd December. The show looked beautiful and it was great to see such a fantastic turnout of visitors on the opening night.
Lynette and Douglas Gray have done an amazing job of tranforming part of the old railway station into a warm, inspiring and welcoming space. Kinghorn Station Gallery is worth a visit and Lynette's workshops prove very popular. Visit kinghorngallery.co.uk for more information.
I am participating in Perthshire Open Studios again this year, and delighted to be sharing my studio space with my friend June Finlayson.
June is a self-taught artist inspired by texture, shape and the intricacy of design. Her ink drawings draw attention to minute detail while creating overall bold images. She also makes jewellery, cards, cushions and is clearly an all-round talented individual.
Take the opportunity of visiting us and other artists along the Turqouise Route of Perthshire Open Studios. Our work can be viewed at Venue 47.
The Turqoise Route: http://www.perthshireopenstudios.com/2012/turquoiseroute.html
To download the full brochure go to www.perthshireopenstudios.com
After the success of the recent exhibiiton at Tullibole Castle (see below) I'm delighted to be returning there for a repeat showing of the remaining work. This is in conjunction with Scottish Civic Trust's Doors Open Days running for the weekend of 24th/25th September 2011. Opening times are 10.30am - 4pm both days.
Thank you to all who visited the exhibition at Tullibole Castle. It was a great turnout and lovely to see lots of old friends and make new ones. Particular thanks to Lord and Lady Moncrieff for offering this opportunity of displaying artwork at the castle and making the link for everyone with construction of the Witches Maze Memorial in the castle grounds.
I was delighted that Jennifer Cosgrove of the The Courier and Advertiser was interested enough in the history and circumstance behind the maze to feature some of my work in the Weekend supplement. To read the article click here.
My recent artwork has been inspired by the creation of a woodland maze within the grounds of Tullibole Castle as memorial to 11 women persecuted as witches in Crook of Devon in 1662.
Living near Crook of Devon and Tullibole Castle makes the history and context of these womens lives very poignant to me.
Lord and Lady Moncrieff of Tullibole Castle have been greatly informative and helpful regarding imparting their understanding of the history of these persecutions and reasons for creation of a maze as memorial to the women.
Words such as truth, tolerance, honesty, wisdom and humanity formed the emotive context of womens lives at that time as did fear, hypocrisy, intolerance, greed and envy and have influenced this body of work as have the seasons and changes in the land.
For the first time this year I will be participating in Perthshire Open Studios and I am grateful that a space has been offered at Tullibole Castle as a venue to display some of this new work. It would be great to see you there and you can also visit the maze which is still in its growing stages. Take the opportunity of visiting other artists along the turqouise route of Open Studios. My work can be viewed at venue 50, Tullibole Castle, By Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0QN.
To download a brochure go to www.perthshireopenstudios.com.
'Wishing on a Star' was recently auctioned to raise funds for Ocean Stars Trust. To find out more about Ocean Stars and fundraising efforts for victims of the Tsunami in Sri Lanka go to www.oceanstars.org.uk