Monthly Archives: March 2013

Eco Arts Project 2013

It has been a long winter and we are still looking out at snow with Easter weekend approaching. The miserable weather certainly hasn’t helped in moving forward with plans to get our Ecoarts project going this year but there must be … Continue reading

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Snow Drift in Scotland

One of the most remarkable things about this part of Scotland is how quickly the weather conditions can change. Within the space of 48 hours last week, we had gone from walking on golden sands under a blue sky to … Continue reading

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Inspiration from the Landscape

An artist can take inspiration from a variety of sources but the landscape has always been high on the list. One of the strangest natural landscapes that I have come across is the coastal area known as the Rocks of … Continue reading

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Painting Cattle

I have been fortunate to receive commissions for many racehorses over the years. On most occasions I have been given the freedom to come up with my own composition and I enjoy the work immensely. However, it is nice to … Continue reading

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Exploring Maxwell Country

The Scottish writer and naturalist Gavin Maxwell (1914-1969) was raised in the village of Elrig and his family still reside in this part of Scotland. Maxwell is best known for his book “Ring of Bright Water” which was later made … Continue reading

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Banksy, Poundland and the FBI

One of the most bizarre art “thefts” in recent times must be the disappearance of a mural by Banksy from outside a Poundland store that eventually led to FBI involvement. The very nature of street art means that it is … Continue reading

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The Right To Roam

One of the great advantages of living in Scotland is the right to roam. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 comprehensively codified into Scots law the ancient tradition of the right to universal access to the land in Scotland. This … Continue reading

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Exploring Mochrum Fell

With the dry and sunny weather having now lasted a full week, even some of the most remote parts of the countryside are becoming accessible on foot. This part of Scotland has a wealth of ancient stone monuments and markings … Continue reading

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