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I'm on Tour!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Well, the wee van is loaded to the neck, with everything I think I’ll need, for this weekend’s Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail! 

I’ve got some new work to show,...

It's goodbye Tinies!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Yesterday I parcelled up forty-eight tiny canvases, ready for their new owners. It literally took me all day to match paintings up to their destinations, print out a certificate...

Guid Nychburris!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

When I first came up to Dumfries and started working in a local primary school, June came around and everyone started talking about Good Neighbours. It was the local gala and...

Open Studio Weekend

Sunday, 28 May 2017

It’s 8pm on Sunday night and two days of my open studio event have successfully passed by. I’ve met new customers and well kenned ones over the last two days and I’ve still got...

Tiny Paintings

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

My Tiny Painting exhibition opens on Thursday 18th May, 2017. Here’s a reasonably short video of me explaining what the exhibition is all about and how to get involved!  


Saturday, 6 May 2017

I’ve long been a supporter of the Fairtrade movement, always buying Fairtrade fruit, tea and coffee. To exploit people for profit is abhorrant to me and I would rather pay a...

Spring at Cloud 9

Friday, 5 May 2017

With so much happening at the moment I feel the need to take a wee break and recharge my depleting batteries! So, having got the gallery up and running again, I’m taking a week...

Little and Often

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Since last posting I’ve been up to Edinburgh, had surgery on my spine and I’m now recovering. It was a big operation, lasting five excruciating hours for my very nervous husband,...

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

I’m probably the very last person who will wish you a Happy New Year, until next year - so sorry I’m late! 

Personally I’ve had a demanding start to the year, one...

Christmas on Cloud 9

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

I’ve always been a huge fan of Hygge, even before I knew what hygge meant. Maybe it’s a Scandinavian ancestry or just a love of the wonders of nature, but seeing the days shorten...


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