Up Close & Personal

I suppose I could be called a relapsed artist…

Working as a self-taught artist from the late 1960’s, creating figurative work in pencil and batik, I had my first exhibition at the Royal Exchange in London in 1970, a shared exhibition with John Piper. This was shortly followed by my first one man show in Delft in 1971. Over the following years I regularly travelled doing commissions and exhibiting in Europe plus one show in the USA.

As time went by and offspring appeared, it was necessary to find employment and feed a growing family. Starting with teaching art in a private girls school (not dissimilar to St. Trinian’s), I found a job heading a design team creating textiles. Then in the late 1980’s starting my own company designing and manufacturing gift products, eventually relocating it to the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Since selling the business I have been busier than ever running life drawing sessions and oil painting workshops having rediscovering my love of oils. Since the pandemic I’ve been running weekly online life drawing sessions with models and artists from the 4 corners of our shrinking world.

These oils are all created during lockdown over the past year with models around the world. over zoom.  All the models have posed for at least one of my online sessions and as an extra thanks, 10% of any sale will go to the model.

The drawings are all created in life drawing sessions in Edinburgh or the Scotttish Borders.

All artworks are unframed but include a mount, framing can be be included if required.

All prices exclude any shipping/delivery charges.

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