Copper plate etching!

My oh my, over 4 years since I last posted anything!!!

Things have taken a different turn since 2015. I have been spending time getting my hands dirty and trying my hand at printmaking, with a focus (so far) on copper plate etching.

This has proved to be the tonic needed after a day earning a living sitting at a computer.

A small group of us met back in 2016 on a copper plate etching class ran by the late Silvana MacLean, and we kept it up making use of the print studio at Gracefield every Wednesday night. Its been a slow and painstaking process trying to develop the skills, it is a process where there are challenges at every stage!

We have a small Group print exhibition in the Gracefield Arts Centre Cafe starting Tuesday 22nd October 2019. 



Abbey Cottage Photography Exhibition – July 2015

From Friday 3rd July “The Secret Garden” Collection will be on show in Abbey Cottage in the gorgeous little village of New Abbey, Dumfries.

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Red Squirrel Watching in My Hidden Galloway Garden

It is warm, it is sunny, so a perfect evening to step from my desk to sit in my garden and watch the little red squirrels go about their squirrely business. And it was a busy evening for the squirrels, I observed 4 individuals – the twins, a different other young one (not a twin) and a different adult (different meaning not Molly). I guess squirrels enjoy a warm sunny evening too, they were certainly enjoying that the trees were bursting into leaf and providing lots of fresh things to eat.

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Squirrel versus pheasant

Now red squirrels might be very small, and very cute, but they are cheeky little scamps and not shy of a bit of a scrap when there is some food at stake. Even when there opponent is several times its size!

I have just witnessed this….

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A wee Squirrel Squabble

It has been a real treat having the baby red squirrel twins go through their toddler phase in my garden!

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“Hidden Galloway” Photography exhibition @ Ross Gallery, Stranraer

Hot on the heels of my “Galloway Squirrels” exhibition at the Tolbooth Arts Centre in Kirkcudbright, is a solo exhibition of my landscape work at the new Ross Gallery in Stranraer Museum.

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And so the Galloway Squirrels exhibition draws to a close….

Yesterday was the last day of my Galloway Squirrels photography exhibition at the Tolbooth Art Centre in Kirkcudbright.

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Red Squirrel photography exhibition

Photography Exhibition of “Galloway Squirrels” in Kirkcudbright…

It has been very exciting to see my squirrels my little red squirrels photographs gathered together and on show in the Tolbooth Art Centre.

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Home to Roost

Each evening after the winter sun has set, the skies come alive around my cottage.

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