A Shrew Danced On My Paintbox

A Shrew Danced On My Paintbox

George’s first publication for a while is this initial volume in a planned series of ‘Personal Journeys’ entitled Always Argyll. Book 1 is a personal journey along The Crinan Canal and features 30 illustrations completed specially for the book, along with several small sketches and drawings. There are thoughts and insights along the way, both […]

For those who missed DOVE COTTAGE Open Studio …

For those who missed DOVE COTTAGE Open Studio …

… we have put together a few images from the Artmap Argyll Open Studio weekend. We were blessed by the number of lovely people who visited us over the four days in late August, some of whom also bought some of the artwork on display. All very encouraging. We thank all those who came along […]

ARTMAP ARGYLL 2016 Open Studios Event

ARTMAP ARGYLL 2016 Open Studios Event

Friday 26th August 2016 sees the return of the ArtMap Argyll Artists Open Studios and Dove Cottage Studio will be participating once more. We last opened our home/studio in 2013, before our sojourn in County Wicklow in Ireland. Back with new work for you to see, we give a warm welcome to all who are […]

The Best Trip A’hve Bin In…

The Best Trip A’hve Bin In…

I would nae like leavin’ ma bones, In a locker beside Davy Jones, From Ardrishaig to Crinan’s the best trip A’hve bin in, The Crinan Canal for me. My new exhibition; entitled ALWAYS ARGYLL: FROM ARDRISHAIG TO CRINAN takes these words from ‘The Pufferman’s Song’ as its inspiration. From Ardrishaig to Crinan (or vice versa) […]

Music on the Green, Kilmartin

Music on the Green, Kilmartin

‘Music on the Green’ was Kilmartin’s Gala Day for 2016 – aimed at the young people of the area in particular, and featured the school pipe band and a number of local musicians. On a beautiful June Saturday afternoon, it was a well-nigh perfect event. I took the opportunity to produce a handful of quick […]

To paint love; paint a flower

To paint love; paint a flower

These images are all from a tasting weekend organised by Carole Fitzgerald of Lazy Sunday. Photography copyright by DOVE COTTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY 2016.

Blue and White China

Blue and White China

An image of a quick watercolour sketch of some of Gill’s blue and white china on her pine dresser…

Seascapes and Birds

Seascapes and Birds

When Gill and I had our Gallery, a popular range of original pieces were a series of small (and some large) seascapes painted on various artisan papers – handmade paper; flower petal papers; etc – usually with an assortment of seabirds included. Our gallery overlooked Campbeltown harbour in Argyll, Scotland and so such artworks spoke […]

Kintyre road signs now have refreshed logo

Kintyre road signs now have refreshed logo

After many years, Kintyre will have a fresh ident on new and replaced roadsigns. BEAR Scotland, acting for Transport Scotland have commissioned a new version of the logo. The artwork for the original version, which I prepared in the 1990’s, had been lost at the signmaker’s, so it was a great opportunity to ‘tidy up’ […]

An Alaskan Landscape

An Alaskan Landscape

This picture came about as a result of a commission for a friend recently returned for a time from the 49th State. I used a photograph to give me the image required, and felt that a fairly representational approach in acrylic was needed – without any firm direction otherwise as to style or medium. George […]