Tag Archives: Scotland

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Eco Arts Project 2013

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Snow Drift in Scotland

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Inspiration from the Landscape

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Exploring Maxwell Country

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Right To Roam

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Exploring Mochrum Fell

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on History on our Doorstep

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scotland’s Secret Stone Circle

Photographing the Winter Landscape

The snow has stayed with us for the best part of a week in our corner of south west Scotland so I have taken the opportunity to get out and about with my camera. I have already taken views of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Photographing the Winter Landscape