Greetings from the wild west coast of the Scottish Highlands.

I’m a professional artist and writer based in a remote, wild and beautiful coastal area of western Scotland. I paint and draw the wildlife and landscape around me, and make illustrations for The Adventures of Algy children’s books. Most of my work is made with watercolour media, often combining watercolour paints and paint sticks with watercolour and non-soluble pencils.

I trained at art schools for over 5 years, studying illustration, animation and drawing at Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland), with a a genearl foundation course in art and design at Camberwell College of Arts, London, and I have taught art at all levels from ages 6 to 89!

  • Joined: March 2016

Journal

Leaping Orca

Finished at last! A lot of energy went into this small painting, to try to capture the power of this large creature, and the effect when it leaps out of the water. Orcas can grow up to 9 metres or so in length and weigh up to 10,000 kg, so there’s a huge amount of dynamism in this movement. / Orcas are quite often seen in the Hebridean waters off the west coast of Scotland, where I live, an…
Posted 8 months – 1 comments

Leaping Orca - Work in Progress

Even in watercolour painting, things tend to get a wee bit messy as work advances, especially for a subject as dynamic as this one. / Note to budding artists: this is no way to treat your paintbrushes, unless you can afford to buy new ones frequently… / The orca will be ready to join my Redbubble portfolio soon… I hope. / I have only just returned to Redbubble after a long absence, so I was delig…
Posted 8 months – 2 comments

Featured by the Women Painters Group

I am so thrilled to have one of my art works, Silvie the Seal featured by the Women Painters Group within three weeks of joining Redbubble. Thank you so much :) / I have been surprised and delighted to find such a fantastic community of artists here on Redbubble – it’s a huge incentive to keep on posting work here. / Now all I have to do is work out how to persuade people to buy it!
Posted over 2 years – 2 comments

The Adventures of Algy on Redbubble!

Algy – a unique and charming fluffy bird who has many thousands of followers all around the world for his photo and GIF adventures on Tumblr, and who features as the protagonist in his very own series of illustrated children’s chapter books – made his debut on Redbubble this Easter weekend! / Algy is so excited to be appearing on a range of colourful Redbubble merchandise! / If …
Posted over 2 years – 3 comments
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