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.
Check out my work in the window J&G Innes – the fabulous bookshop, art store, gallery and more in historic St Andrews, Fife. Lots of pieces for sale.
Lots of great videos to check out, with more free demos on the way on my new You Tube channel, ArtLearn Studio: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmeic_pA8fGUKmA0Ta7iQkQ/videos. Let me know what you think, and if you have any ideas for other video content you’d like to see!
Many thanks to Laura Coventry at D.C. Thomson Media, Glasgow for the great two page article and front page profiling my work, and some of the events I’ve coming up:
‘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:
A rare opportunity to work at this stunning location…
The exhibition at Sproson Gallery, South Street, St Andrews, is now open, and will run until 31st March. Hope you can make it along there, then let me know what you think of my new watercolour paintings of St Andrews. There’s one in the front window and another six inside (you can see my paintings on this page: https://sprosongallery.com/collections/all?page=5).
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!
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.