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 […]

A Merry Little Christmas

A Merry Little Christmas

Another year and the Christmas season has almost passed.This year I chose to decorate Dove Cottage with natural silvery greens, whites and mercuried silver…and a subtle dash of red here and there for festive warmth. I have draped these lovely little candles over my trees for more than twenty years now, and hung the exquisite […]

Christmas Bazaar at Christ Church, Lochgilphead – 6th/7th November 2015

Christmas Bazaar at Christ Church, Lochgilphead – 6th/7th November 2015

George and Gill will be at the Christmas Bazaar in Lochgilphead on the evening of 6th November, and all day on the 7th, bringing new Artwork for sale and featuring Gill’s Flowerscape Christmas We will be opening our Kilmartin Studio soon to display new paintings and gifts for sale. Details announced here and at the Christmas […]