Highland Red Grouse in flight over the Allt Glas-choille
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Highland red grouse in flight over the Allt Glas-choille. One of the great pleasures of being an artist in North East Scotland has to be sitting on the side of a hill watching the wildlife of the Highlands. Luckily the are many stunning locations very close to the studio on Speyside – Donside and Royal Deeside. One such day out, … Read More

Christian Dior Designer of Dreams Exhibition – V&A London
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Christian Dior Designer of Dreams Exhibition – V&A LondonChristian Dior Designer of Dreams Exhibition – V&A London.  This is to date is the biggest fashion exhibition to be put on by the museum since the hugely popular Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty which we attended and adored.  It traced the trace the 71-year history of the House of Dior, spanning 1947 … Read More

Macaw Parrot Art Projects
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Macaw Parrot Art Projects – Over the years parrots have been a strong subject matter for many of the paintings. The first birds were often captive birds in private UK bird collections. Over the years I have been lucky enough to view and paint in public and private collections of these spectacular parrots around the world. Many of the macaw … Read More

Frida Kahlo Exhibition – Making Her Self Up
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Frida Kahlo ExhibitionFrida Kahlo Exhibition – Making Her Self Up – Having had a passion for the work of Frida Kahlo and her parrots for many years, this years Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition was a must on our do list. The exhibition presented an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. … Read More

Gloucester Tree Australian Parrot Art
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Gloucester Tree Australian Parrot ArtGloucester Tree Australian Parrot Art – Parrots are often the subjects that appear in the paintings. Although you can often see a wide range of parrot species in captive collections there is nothing like seeing parrots in the wild. Over the years Western Australia has been a great location for sketching, photographing and studying parrots in … Read More

Ballindalloch Fishing Beats – Scottish Fly Fishing Paintings
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Ballindalloch Fishing Beats – Scottish Fly Fishing PaintingsBallindalloch Fishing Beats – Scottish Fly Fishing Paintings. Over 20 years I have painted many of the fine Speyside estate fishing beats from Tulchan estate, Arndilly and one of my regulars the Ballindalloch Castle estate. Pleasurable days are spent on the river with clients, sketching and photographing. These are then developed in the … Read More

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty
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Alexander McQueen Savage BeautyAlexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A London – 14 March – 2 August 2015. We were lucky enough to secure tickets to the most spectacular exhibition we have ever had the joy of attending. A photo blog cannot do the exhibition justice, but we had to share something from this landmark show. The exhibition celebrated the … Read More

Perth Western Australia – Street Art Roaming
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Perth Western Australia – Street Art RoamingPerth Western Australia – Street Art Roaming – Including doorways, alleyways, building sites and the Perth. Ranked as Australia’s second street art capital, Perth’s laneways and buildings have become works of art in recent times; no wall is safe. Stretching out from Perth city, Fremantle also plays host to some amazing street art pieces. … Read More

Berlin Street Art – Doorways & Alleyways
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Berlin Street Art – Doorways & AlleywaysBerlin Street Art. Including doorways, alleyways, building sites and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin. The former city mayor described Berlin as “poor and sexy”. Graffiti and street art just fit right into this slogan and we love this city! The birth of Berlin’s street art scene can be traced back to 1961 when the Soviet … Read More