Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland

Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland   It’s been a few weeks since I last posted, I hope you’re all having a lovely summer so far? Summer is traditionally a quiet time for me, art wise, due to being a busy time for the chalets.   However, we’ve been busy nonetheless. In May [...]

By |2017-06-16T19:33:36+00:00June 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland

Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Beachcombing - Challister, Whalsay   My favourite hobby, if you hadn’t guessed already, is beachcombing.   This probably started when I was a child, at “the Bug”, the local name for the small beach just below our family home at Challister, in Whalsay, where I grew up. It’s a special beach to me.   On [...]

By |2017-05-08T09:54:32+00:00May 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Hrossey Exhibition.

  2017 is already shaping up to be an exciting year, work wise. I got some exciting news recently with the offer of a brilliant opportunity from Northlink ferries: I have been selected to have my artwork displayed onboard one of their ferries! The Hrossey is one of two passenger ships which sails between Shetland, [...]

By |2017-04-19T20:27:45+00:00April 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Hrossey Exhibition.

Ninian, Lerwick, Shetland

Last year, Joanna Hunter of Ninian - possibly the best gift shop in Lerwick- offered to try selling some of my painted wood boards. I was pleasantly surprised by how well these sold throughout the summer, especially the chunky re-cycled scaffolding boards. There will be more of these in the shop soon, including new variations [...]

By |2017-02-14T10:27:04+00:00February 14th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Ninian, Lerwick, Shetland

Crafts at Scotland’s Trade Fair – Glasgow 2017

As I grow as an artist and develop work one question which is never far from my mind is how to go about selling work. Without a physical shop space, selling your pieces to the public can be difficult - lots of folk like to see work "in real life" before they buy, and there [...]

By |2017-02-07T10:31:17+00:00February 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Crafts at Scotland’s Trade Fair – Glasgow 2017

The mystery of the glass – Scalloway

Following the wild storms we had over christmas I have been able to get out and see what treasures the wild seas have thrown up! The outdoors provides a huge amount of materials and inspiration for my work, and I love observing the changes in the seasons and local habitats. Whenever possible I take my [...]

By |2017-01-30T15:06:19+00:00January 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The mystery of the glass – Scalloway

Happy New Year – 2017!

Happy New Year!  I hope you've all had a lovely festive and are feeling inspired for what 2017 will bring. I've has a really relaxing time with family and am preparing for some busy and exciting times ahead. Its straight back to work! First up is an exhibition, in Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick. My [...]

By |2017-01-07T19:04:02+00:00January 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Happy New Year – 2017!

2016 is almost over and what a year it has been!

Welcome to my blog page! I've been busy, developing ideas and making,and it's hard to believe how far I've come: from having no work shown to now having a website, selling my artwork online and in a few local locations - at Ninian, in Lerwick, and at the Hoswick Visitor Centre - and I'm exhibiting [...]

By |2016-12-17T19:06:07+00:00December 17th, 2016|Artwork, Uncategorised|Comments Off on 2016 is almost over and what a year it has been!