Friday, 26 August 2011

UKCPS Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London

I'm pleased that both the pictures I entered for this exhibition have been accepted. 

Gatekeeper - this is for the pure coloured pencil section.  This picture is about the gateway to the next world, based on Celtic mythology.  The knotwork symbolises eternity, and the little boat is the soul travelling to the Blessed lands in the west.  The oak and the raven are symbols of death and eternity, and the hare is for the moon.  The salmon has the pearl of knowledge in his mouth.

Moonhare - this is for the mixed media section, being watercolour and coloured pencil.  If you look at the full moon you can see the image of the hare , and the hare is associated with the moon in many mythologies.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Sea Lace

Mostly Unison pastels on pastelmat.  Have long wanted to tackle a close up seascape, and I'm pleased with the result.  13.5 x 11.5 inches.  All it needs now is smellyvision!

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Stac Pollaidh

This is Stac Pollaidh, a very well-known mountain in Wester Ross.  It was a lovely bright breezy day when I was there last summer.  The single track winding road leads on to Achiltibuie and the beautiful Summer Isles.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Autumn Serenity

Loved painting the beautiful autumn colours and magical reflections.  The trees and undergrowth were a challenge, but I enjoyed every minute.  Many and various pastels on Pastelmat.

Monday, 7 March 2011


Couldn't resist this lovely little girl, Patti Patterson.  Thanks to Li Newton for the photo.  Pastels on pastelmat.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Cuillins Sunset

Another picture of the lovely Cuillins, this time at sunset.  The view from Elgol is truly awesome, and one I'll revisit at some stage.  Pastels on Pastelmat, 21x9.5 inches.  The picture is a bit dark, there is more detail in the distant mountains.