Getting the work into place

'Towards the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, spring'

‘Towards the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, spring’
Now available at Blairmore Gallery, £285

As we’re now getting towards the run-up to Christmas it’s been important that I get work in place with the galleries that show my paintings.  Last week as you know, we delivered paintings to the Framework Gallery in Troon and The Strathearn Gallery in Crieff.  This week started with a visit down to the Waverley Gallery in Prestwick to collect two new paintings that they’d framed for me.  As well as getting work out to galleries, it is important that I also have a good selection of work on the walls in my studio.  As you know, when I’m working at the Courtyard Studios, visitors are always welcome ….if you live in the area please do feel free to call in…..these newly framed paintings are already hanging on the studio wall.

On Wednesday we travelled up to Blairmore Gallery near Dunoon.  It really wasn’t a beautiful day and we drove in low dark mist and rain most of the way.  Strangely though there wasn’t any wind and the ferry crossing was very calm.  When we arrived we got a warm welcome from Sylvia and Steve and a cup of their excellent coffee too.  I left three of my small ‘postcard’ sized paintings with them this time, hoping that these small pieces might be seen by someone as a good special little gift ….fingers crossed.  As usual you can get information on Blairmore Gallery by clicking on the link in the ‘Galleries that show my work’ section at the side of this page.

‘From the slopes of Beinn Griam Beg, Sutherland’
‘Now available at ‘The Gallery on the Corner’ £620

Yesterday we did the trip through to Edinburgh to deliver a couple of replacement paintings to ‘The Gallery on the Corner’.  In the last couple of months they had kindly sold two pieces of mine and so I was keen to give them a couple of replacements.  When we arrived the gallery was looking splendid.  Paul and his gallery staff had been working very hard to get it ready for their latest exhibition ….the preview was in the evening.  The work on display looked so fresh and interesting ….this gallery is so worth a visit …there are some beautiful pieces of work on display.  Again, you can get details of the gallery by clicking the appropriate link at the side of this page.  If you live in Edinburgh and want to see some examples of my work, then ‘The Gallery on the Corner’ is the one place where you’ll see it in the city.

'On Ben Lui, winter'

‘On Ben Lui, winter’
‘Now available at my studio. £420

Interestingly both Blairmore Gallery and The Gallery on the Corner have asked me to hold an exhibition with them next year ….so that’s two things to look forward to.  I’ll post full details of these exhibitions once dates are finalised.  In the meantime however, both galleries have a small selection of my paintings to see.

Our final trip won’t take place until the end of next week.  I’ve arranged to travel down to Kirkcudbright to change over the work I have at The Scottish Showcase Gallery.  I’m not quite sure which pieces I’ll be taking but I’ll get full information to you in the next couple of weeks.  Now though, it’s time to get back to the studio and enjoy some more actual painting.  Hope you can get along to see my work at one of the galleries or my studio.  If you’re planning to visit the studio, give me a quick call first to check I’m not out walking on a hill!  You can contact me on: 07742 437425.

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