The Red Flag

The Red Flag

I visited the scene of the Battle of Culloden (1746) last weekend. A wander through the thoroughly excellent exhibition spills the viewer out onto the battlefield where red flags mark the line of attack  of the British Government troops. The blue and white of Scottish...
Hebridean Holiday

Hebridean Holiday

Just back from a glorious two weeks in the Outer Hebrides. Sketching and painting every day with lots of locations to choose from, North Uist, Berneray and Harris to name a few. Now to transform all that onto canvas!  
The Glory of the Garden

The Glory of the Garden

Beautiful day here in bonny Scotland and the garden is looking lovely. These stunning irises are in full bloom, I love their wonderful colour mix of blue and gold.
Island Spring

Island Spring

The RSPB bird reserve on the island of Islay’s western edge is a wonderful place of dunes, tides and sky. The mountains of the island of Jura can be seen to the south and there is always an interesting play of light on the landscape. When I visit Islay it is one...
Waterway

Waterway

From my home, the Forth and Clyde Canal is but a short walk or cycle, always interesting, but very gorgeous in the first weeks of spring, the hawthorn heavy with blossom and the canal sparkling in the clear sunshine, a lovely place to be. ‘Spring on the...