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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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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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Inspiration in Winter

Although it may surprise some of you, we don’t actually get that much snow in this part of Scotland. The news bulletins tend to exaggerate the extent to which Britain is affected by bad weather and the recent blast of … Continue reading

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Arts & Crafts of the World

One particularly inspiring section of Bigvyor is called “Arts & Crafts of the World”. As the title suggests, it is open for a wide variety of crafts from across the globe and a quick browse is certain to reveal something … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Pencil Drawing

For many artists, pencil sketching or drawing is often thought of more as an exercise or perhaps the prelude to a painting. This is very much the approach encouraged by art schools and colleges. Consequently this area of expertise is … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Bigvyor

My blog is being produced in association with Bigvyor.com and, for those of you that have not yet visited the site, I can thoroughly recommend it. Although it is already an excellent source of ideas and inspiration, it is also … Continue reading

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Setting up a Studio or Workspace

I have not set myself a “New Year’s resolution” as such, but one of the things that I have promised to do this year is to set up my studio so that I have somewhere set aside for my artwork. … Continue reading

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Driftwood inspiration

One area that I am very keen to explore in 2013 is the recycling of materials to form new pieces of artwork. With much of the world still affected by recession and the search continuing for alternative energy sources, there … Continue reading

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