another part of lockdown was the lack of noise and lights at night- I spent more time looking at the stars and thought about how they have guided ships for centuries- and also lighthouses- over 200 in Scotland alone. ...

inspired by Bonnard's paintings of his home and wife- he celebrated the warmth and colours of interiors. Many of us have spent the past 18 months inside so it felt right to try and look for the beauty. ...

in a way the past year has passed quickly and between endless zoom work meetings I have managed to spend a lot of time in my studio which I always love. The other positive is that there are now some amazing live courses on zoom...

Thinking of everyone who like me is in lockdown mode -but I am luckier than most as it means I can hide in my studio all day and create some new work. My most recent piece is Geisha in a Stone Garden- currently in Australia...

A wonderful week's course with Patricia -I loved working with Okan Arts incredible yakuta cotton fabrics and hearing from Patricia about Japan. I also learnt some great techniques and enjoyed La Conner where the course was held. [caption id="attachment_16149" align="alignnone" width="300"] La Conner Country Inn[/caption]...

OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR I WAS GOING TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WORK ON MY NEW SERIES-ABSTRACTS REFLECTING JAPANESE TEMPLES. INEVITABLY A COMBINATION OF A SORE THROAT AND LOTS OF COOKING MEANT I GOT DISTRACTED...

When I was in Harris earlier this year the weather kept me happily inside my studio watching it from the window while I worked. In between when searching for inspiration, I also tried out new recipes on my husband who is always appreciative- crab and...