Summer Open Studios

I am preparing for the upcoming Open Studios event at Coburg House where I work. . We are part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe program (venue 69) and over 70 artists/makers will be opening their studios to the public. It is an exciting event with huge turnout. Make sure to come down and take a look , you are bound to enjoy yourself with all the high quality work. Painters, jewellers, ceramicists, box makers , textile work etc.
Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd August 2014, 11am - 6pm

VAS at Tweedale Museum

I am participating in an exhibition organised by Visual Arts Scotland for its members at the Tweedale Museum in Peebles from 26 April until 31 May.


Exhibition at the & Collective Gallery

I am starting 2014 with an exhibition at the new & Collective Galllery (and Collective) in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire.
The preview is this Friday 24th January 6- 8pm and the show carries on until March 6th. So If you happen to be in the vicinity, do drop down and take a look.

The two owners, Avril Nicol and Amy Drewery are also organisers of the Forth Open Studios and the Bridge of Allan Contemporary Art Festival. The gallery also shows high quality contemporary ceramics and jewellery. The gallery is to become a hub of arts activity for the professional and amateur artists in the area and workshops and courses are being organised.

& Collective Gallery, Maple House, 28 Henderson Street , Bridge of Allan FK9 4HR.


The Sutton Gallery Winter show

Just heard that I will have two paintings in The Sutton Gallery Winter Show opening on 30th November. This is a fairly new gallery located on Dundas Street in Edinburgh (next to the Scottish Gallery). They also regularly hold exhibitions at spaces around the country.

wasteland with walls. Acrylic on card. 27 x 22cm


Open Studios at Coburg Houses Art Studios
The very popular Open Studios at Coburg House ( where I am based) takes place on 6 and 7 November. Opening times from 11am to 6pm. Over 80 artists in 50 studios. Includes paintings, ceramics, textiles, boxes, prints, jewellery etc. etc. All top quality work! 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh


Midlands Open 2013

Just heard that I have had two paintings selected for the Midlands Open at the Tarpey Gallery, near Castle Donnington, Derbyshire.

The Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

Several Coburg House artists are participating in the Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show. It is now in its 11th year and is organised to raise much-needed funds for the work of Macmillan Cancer Support.??
The artists are Joy Arden, Kate Hajducka, Kittie Jones Karen de Koenigswater, Charly Murray, Sue Tait, Maria Vigers, Karen Warner,

This years exhibition will take place at Bonhams (Auctioneers) 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JX
Thursday 21 November: 10am - 8pm, Friday 22 November: 10am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 23/24 November: 10am - 4pm

Two paintings at Royal Scottish Academy Open 2013

I have just heard that two of my paintings have been accepted for this year’s Royal Scottish Academy Open exhibition. This runs from 23 November 2013 until 26 January 2014.

Shortlisted for the 2013 National Art Open Competition

I was shortlisted for this year’s National Art Open Competition in Chichester. Whilst I was not selected for the final exhibition, nevertheless it was a big achievement to get so far. 1,800 artists from all over the UK entered this year’s competition and 350 were shortlisted.

The finalists will be in an exhibition at the Royal College of Art
Oct 25th to Nov 7th 2013 which then travels to the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, Nov 14th - Nov 30th 2013

Macmillan Edinburgh Cancer Support Exhibition
'Art of Nature'.
Bonhams -- 20-24 November 2013

I have been invited to exhibit two paintings in the Macmillan Edinburgh Cancer Support Exhibition, which this year takes the theme 'Natural Scotland' from Creative Scotland and VisitScotland's '2013 Year of Natural Scotland'. .

The show features over 100 recognised and emerging artists working across a variety of media on the theme ‘Natural Scotland’. Jewellery interpreting the theme will be for sale by final year and post graduate students from the Department of Jewellery at Edinburgh College of Art.

In addition, two free public talks will take place during the show, one by the curator Susanna Beaumont, who will talk about 'Collecting Art in Scotland' (Thursday 21st November 6 – 7pm )and the other by the art historian Bill Hare who will talk about 'Scottish landscape art from The Enlightenment to the 1980's' (Sunday 24th November 3 – 4pm)

Venue and Times
Bonhams, 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JX
Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th November 10am - 5pm daily. Extended opening on Thursday 21st until 8pm.

For more information about the artists, art works and to register to attend the talks, please visit

Images on invitation by: Alan Kilpatrick, Trina Bohan Tyrie, Murray Robertson, Christine Morrison,Paul Kenny, Kari de Koenigswarter, Scott Campbell, Paul Furneaux, Janet Melrose, Alexander Hamilton,Joy Arden, Andrew Mackenzie, Jackie Gardiner, Michael Dix, Chris Bushe.

Transition - Solo show at Leith School of Art Exhibition space

My next exhibition is a solo show at Leith school of art exhibition space. It runs from September 8th until October 12th 2012. Opening times 10.30-4.30pm. Private View Friday 7th September 7-9pm

Leith School of Art Fundraiser

The school is running a small works fundraising exhibition from Saturday 31st March until Thursday 5th April 2012. OPen daily from 10am - 4pm. It will include work by staff, invited artists and members of the Painting course from the last few years.

Limelight exhibition

I have a number of paintings at the pop-up gallery - Limelight run by Jamie McAteer. It is located in the old Frameworks Gallery in Morningside Open until March 24th 2012.

View of some of my paintings (centre) at the Limelight event
View of some of my paintings (centre) at the Limelight event


RSA Open and Edinburgh Printmakers Exhibition

I have had two paintings selected for the
12 November – 18 December 2011. RSA Lower Galleries

ALSO one of my photo etchings is on show at the Edinburgh Printmakers' Winter exhibition: Hidden City: Edinburgh Uncovered
12 November to 23 December 2011

Mall Galleries London
10 – 20th November 2011

I have just had some good news. I have had one work selected for the Discerning Eye Exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London - a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. My piece was selected by art critic Brian Sewell.

Work is selected from open submission and from artists invited by the individual selectors. Each selector's section is hung separately giving the impression of six small exhibitions within the whole.

The exhibition provides an unusual opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally recognised names. The selectors are solely responsible for their own selection; selection is not by committee.


Threshold Artspace,Perth Theatre

Monday 7th March - Thursday 16th June 2011

I was delighted to be selected to participate in this event showing two paintings.

The exhibition formed part of a collaboration last December between the Scottish Crannog Centre and PVAF - a unique Fire and ice Festival, which celebrated mid Winter through artwork, workshops and story-telling. The event included a selected exhibition of work by PVAF members relating to the Festival's Fire and Ice theme and location. This exciting, eclectic exhibition of 19 professional members was curated by Sarah Yearsley

'Encounters with Event' is the first in a series of three PVAF exhibitions happening at Threshold Artspace through 2011; the others, Encounters with Time and Encounters with Place will take place later in the year.

Fire and ice. Acrylic on card.



Every year Coburg House Studios holds two Open Studios weekends. One over the first weekend in August and the other in Deember. Over 70 artists/makers open their studio doors and are present to talk to visitors about their work. There is a great mix of disciplines including paintings, ceramics, mosaics, fine woodwork, textiles, jewellery, felt work, glass etc.

There is also a new Gallery space in the building showing work by studio artists.

www.CoburgHouse Studios

View of the new gallery space from the last open event in August.