Open Art Exhibitions

One of the aspects of art and painting that I enjoy, is applying to take part in one or two open art exhibitions which pop up now and again on social media and various websites.  My applications aren’t always successful but the hope that they might be, pushes me to “have a go”.

It’s also a useful way of looking at other artists’ paintings and to see the standard of work that’s out there.  This can result in feelings of “Why do I even bother?!” or alternatively, “Oh, my stuff isn’t too bad then”.

I’ve given myself a goal of entering three exhibitions a year and if I make it through to any of them, well, you never know where it may lead!

This painting is being entered into the RGI (Royal Glasgow Institute) open art exhibition being held this Autumn.  Wish me luck!


Another Biggie…


‘Isla’ 60x60cm £195

Following the sale of my big canvas (well, big for me anyway) ‘Stag In Water’, I thought I’d see if another biggie would be of interest to someone.  This ‘heilan coo’ is acrylic on a 60x60cm canvas and was great fun to paint in all her shagginess!

“Isla” will be ‘hoofing it’ down to my display wall at the Garrion Bridges in the next day or two.


Happy New Year!

Well here we are, launching into 2016 when I’ve only just got used to writing ‘2015’.  Where do the months go! 

I wonder how many people have made resolutions and have given up on them already?  I hope to stick to at least a couple of mine, which are to try and get my artwork “out there” this year – meaning a more concerted effort to publicise myself (not an easy task if I’m completely honest) and also to paint more often than I have been doing.

The start of the year has been encouraging though, as I recently sold a large canvas of a highland cow (‘Hamish, Standing” – see below) – so with resolutions in place, let’s crack on!!