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.

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 […]

‘Pilgrimage’ continued… A Work in Progress Update

‘Pilgrimage’ continued… A Work in Progress Update

A glimpse of how the completed work should look We have been silent on this blog of late as we re-orientate our thinking to a new environment, a new land and new inspirations. This re-direction does not mean wiping all the old creative thought-patterns aside. It is always about building; Panel 3: The Way* about […]

Work in Progress… December 2013

Work in Progress… December 2013

I am really enjoying getting to grips with my latest commission. With Christmas opening at the studio and all the associated running around festive season-wise, it is good to get lost in the creative process. The end result may be a catastrophe, but at least you enjoyed getting there. As our own Robert Louis Stevenson […]

In the Footsteps of Columba: ‘Walking In Truth’ painting

In the Footsteps of Columba: ‘Walking In Truth’ painting

This post was originally published on my Write The Vision blog and considers a painting of mine, currently (June, July and August 2013) on exhibition in Argyll as part of Artmap Argyll’s contribution to the Iona 2013 celebrations. The exhibition is named IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF COLUMBA. This explanation is intended to aid interpretation and […]

‘In The Footsteps of Columba’ Exhibition

‘In The Footsteps of Columba’ Exhibition

A new exhibition to celebrate the Year of Iona 2013, put together by Artmap Argyll, this fascinating exhibition, inspired by the idea of ‘Pilgrimage’, gives you much to consider and contemplate. Poster by ARTMAP ARGYLL Filled with unusual concepts and talented work by 23 artists (including myself), this exhibition is well worth a visit. Catch […]

The Finished Picture – December 2012

The Finished Picture – December 2012

Here is the finished version of my recent commission… Happy to report that my customer is very happy with the finished result … and that makes me a happy bunny too!  

George – Work in progress – October 2012

George – Work in progress – October 2012

We are both loving having the opportunity to spend more of our time in our studio space, and thought to let you have a look at some of the artwork Gill and I are working on at any particular moment. To start with, here are some images of my current work, both commissioned and as I […]