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RAHOY BLOG 4: End of residency and work for sale

Now that my residency has concluded, I’ve set up the Rahoy Hills Gallery with the completed artworks, available to view and purchase. The work will be on sale from today 1st December 2020, and for the first two months until the end of January 2021, 30% of sales will go to support the valuable work of the Scottish Wildlife Trust site ranger. There’s also a linked playlist of videos covering some of my experiences, and work done on site. So, there’s lots of artworks to see and buy – many created amidst the beautiful surroundings on-site, whilst sometimes battling midges, rain, and even some blistering heat! Also view the Rahoy Hills Residency playlist on my YouTube channel ArtLearn Studio. TAKE A LOOK NOW!

HILL OF TARVIT-Beatrice’s Birthday Party 29th Feb 2020

Hope to see you at Beatrice’s (156th!) Birthday Party 29th Feb 2020 at the wonderful Hill of Tarvit Edwardian mansion house in Fife. This promises to be an exciting open day full of fun and entertainment to celebrate the life of Beatrice Sharp. I’ll be there with ‘Meet the Artist Watch & Try’ sessions, where I’ll be showing a painting being created throughout the day. Please note though, I’ll not be giving instruction at this event – come to my Hill of Tarvit art retreat 13th-15th March, or look at the Tuition page for other upcoming dates, if this is something that interests you. This will be a full day of activities, including music recitals and fun things to do for children.



Exhibition invite 1! ‘Found’-until 18th September

Salted Moon – the Falkland-based craft group of which I am a part – had a superb open evening on Friday with around 130 attendees. Great new gallery space at the converted stables, Centre for Stewardship, Falkland, Fife. A wide range of work inspired by the natural environment of the estate for sale from our collective of six makers plus invited artists. One of us will aim to be there to show everyone around each day between 10am-4pm until 18th September, with a follow up showing later in the year. Click for more information.


Sketch & Paint at Kellie – Saturday 27th July

Hope you can make the next event at Kellie Castle, Fife on Saturday 27th July 10am – 3.30pm ‘Sketch & Paint at Kellie’. Lots of supportive advice and demonstrations to guide you through the day using a selection of media – watercolour, inks, charcoal and graphite – to capture your experience. This is a great opportunity to develop your creativity with others at this wonderful National Trust for Scotland property that dates from the 14th century, spending time in the Arts & Crafts garden with its vibrant floral displays and stunning aspects of the castle. If not already a member, why not join the NTS on the day and get access to all their other venues around Scotland!

£45 includes all materials and equipment for the day – easels, papers, paints, drawing materials etc. – and access to the garden. Kellie Castle is situated near Pittenweem, Anstruther, in Fife KY10 2RE. Just contact me to book your place.

Sketching, beer & music near Berwick on Tweed!

This coming weekend the 13th and 14th July, the Horncliffe Beer & Music Festival near Berwick on Tweed is the place to be. The Events Team have put together a family-friendly event packed full of music, food and arts – and I’ll be there too! There’s free entry, so come and join me and share in some lively sketching of the goings on – the bands, the food, the dancing… I’ll have lots of materials on hand for those who’d like to have a go using charcoal or line & wash. You can also purchase a sketchbook and materials to use on the day, and then add to after the event – and maybe sign up for some forthcoming classes while you’re there!