Category Archives: Events

RAHOY BLOG 3 Scottish Wildlife Trust Artist Residency in Morvern

Once the Coronavirus lockdown ended, I was able to make a further two visits to the site, in August, and September 2020 to conclude the residency. I created a number of artworks on site and have filmed several of these being created in-situ. These can be seen in the Rahoy Hills Residency playlist of my ArtLearn Studio You Tube channel. They can be viewed HERE. Resulting work – with a percentage of funds from sales going to support the work of the Scottish Wildlife Trust ranger will be available for viewing on this website.

BEATRICE’S BIRTHDAY at Hill of Tarvit Mansion Sat. 29th February

‘Meet the Artist, Watch & Try’ will be my involvement in this day to celebrate the birthday, and life of Beatrice Sharp, prominent member the family who were the past inhabitants of this wonderful stately home during Edwardian times. I’ll be working from floral still lifes (Beatrice had a passion for all things floral), showing the processes involved in creating a painting, as part of a day involving not only art, but live period music, guided tours of the mansion, and activities for all ages. 11am-4pm Saturday 29th February. I will also have an exhibition of paintings in the Conservatory Cafe where you can view (and buy!) my work while enjoying coffee and cake. What a full-on day!

Here’s their flyer:

2020 – NEW CLASSES AT J&G INNES

To kick start your creativity in 2020, here’s some exciting new painting workshops at the fabulous J&G Innes in St Andrews to get you up and running. You may not be aware, but the popular bookstore and gift shop also has an excellent, bright studio and gallery space upstairs, and that’s where we’ll be. You’ll need to bring your art materials, but you’ll receive a 10% discount if you buy these in store http://www.jg-innes.co.uk/. Each workshop is £50, 10am-4pm with an hour for you to have your lunch (tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day). Don’t worry if you lack creative confidence – all workshops are supportive and fun with a mixture of demonstrations, instruction and positive feedback:

January 25th – Watercolour Basics – putting skills into practice

February 15th – Pastel & Coloured Pencil – combining dry materials

March 21st – Watercolour Plus – exploring different styles and adding different mediums

April 18th – Perspective & Composition – understanding the fundamentals, and applying to your own artwork.

This is hot of the press, so more details to follow. Places are limited, so book up early!

HAWKSWOOD COUNTRY ESTATE, FIFE – art tuition

If you’re on vacation in Fife, and lucky enough to be staying in one of the three five-star properties on the superb fifty five acre Hawkswood Country Estate, no doubt you’ll have seen the wide range of facilities they offer. In addition, you can choose from a wide range of local activities, such as attending one of my art tuition opportunities – perfect for non-golfing partners, for example. Take away a wonderful painting, created in Fife – by you! Just speak with your concierge, who will be able to arrange this with you directly.