‘Floragraphy’… a romantic offering

‘Floragraphy’… a romantic offering

Buttercup :  ‘Radiance’ – Your splendour shines like the sun ‘Floragraphy’ is the practical application of flower symbolism. Belonging to a more romantic age than ours, it uses flowers to convey meaning. Today modern technology offers texting,...
Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers

There is something very spiritually uplifting about the radiance of yellow flowers, the energy with which the colour hits the back of your eye seems hard to capture. I love this quote from Winifred Nicolson about painting yellow flowers, one of my favourite painters,...
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour

Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour

Happy New Year ! I was delighted to enter the new year with my artwork ‘Votive Offerings – White’ (below) exhibited in the Lower Galleries of The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh with The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW)....
Christmas Exhibitions 2020

Christmas Exhibitions 2020

This Christmas season I have artworks on exhibition in a number of galleries in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Argyll, including a range of different ‘Votive Offerings’ paintings both large and small. The galleries are listed below with links that show images of...
Aura Suavis – Sweet Air

Aura Suavis – Sweet Air

This post describes the inspiration and the development of this painting. It is inspired by a ‘mind opening’ herbalist recipe I came across in the wonderful book ‘The Magic of Herbs’ by David Conway. The recipe is called ‘Aura...