Monthly Archives: February 2013

History on our Doorstep

Following on from my recent visit to the Torhouse Stone Circle, I took advantage of a rare spell of spring-like weather to go in search of further ancient monuments in the area. It is quite surprising what you can find … Continue reading

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A Walk on The Wild Side

The Galloway Hills provide a superb backdrop to the landscape in the lowlands of Scotland. The recent cold snap has left traces of snow on the highest peaks. Trying to do justice to such a dramatic scene is a difficult … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Secret Stone Circle

Inspiration for your artwork can come from many different sources. A few years ago I created two pieces of artwork depicting a nearby stone circle at Torhouse in south west Scotland. The simplest way to describe it is as a … Continue reading

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Memories of Shergar

Last week was the 30th anniversary of the disappearance of Shergar. The Aga Khan’s 1981 Derby winner was taken from his stable in Ireland and presumably killed in a bungled attempt to extort money from His Highness. That miserable end … Continue reading

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The Degas Bronze collection

With the exception of the Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, Edgar Degas never publicly displayed any of his sculpture. The dancer was modelled in wax and wearing a real bodice, stockings, shoes and skirt. The girl was given horsehair and a ribbon … Continue reading

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Photographic gallery on Bigvyor

One of the great benefits of the modern age is our ability to record daily events on our digital media. Many of us now possess a digital camera or have a camera on our mobile phones so that we can … Continue reading

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The Horse in Action

The Horse in Action I have been drawing and painting racehorses for many years but it still remains a real challenge to capture the mood and excitement of this amazing creature in full flow. Many of my commissions have been … Continue reading

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Exploring the local wildlife

One of the subjects that I am keen to explore this year is the local wildlife. I have always enjoyed painting and drawing horses and would like to expand this to other animals. I am very lucky to live in … Continue reading

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