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"Oyster Catchers", 62 x 44cm, acrylic on thick watercolour paper
This painting was inspired by an artist retreat in the Rosneath Peninsula in Argyll, Scotland, in October 2018. I drove to the village of Arrochar, at the very top of Loch Long, where I watched these oyster catchers wading around at the water's edge. I enjoy watching birds which are unusual for me to see (I live in the city in Edinburgh) and I love the orange of the oyster catchers' legs and beaks, standing out against their surroundings.
A body of drawings, sketches and paintings of Blackford Pond (and the nearby surrounds) in south Edinburgh, completed in winter/spring of 2018, an exhibited at Newington Library, Edinburgh, in 2019.
Earlier Blackford Pond Drawings
All Our Lives
(from solo exhibition at McNaughtan's Bookshop, Edinburgh, Oct-Dec 2017)
These paintings and drawings were inspired by a collection of old family photographs and were created as a celebration of past lives and times (mainly the Sixties and Seventies)
Summer Forests (2016)
"Two Girls on a Rock", Watercolour, acrylic ink, gouache and pastel,
on watercolour paper, 90 x 75 x 2cm (framed) NOT FOR SALE