I’m in Spring Fling 2024

I’m in Spring Fling 2024

Fabulous news to share that after not making the cut last year, 2024 is the year I made it successfully into Spring Fling! Spring Fling is Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event which is taking place across Dumfries & Galloway during the late May Bank...

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First Ever January Sale

First Ever January Sale

I’ve been running my creative business on a full-time basis since April 2021. For the first time ever I have decided to offer all my wonderful followers and visitors a 20% discount off. No minimum order and discount applies to my local landscape and garden bird...

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Achievements Across 2023

Achievements Across 2023

When I reach the end of the year and actually look back across the past 12 months to see what I have achieved, I'm always amazed as you forget so much, well I do! Here's a sample set of the wonderful oil (water mixable) paintings I've completed in 2023 of landscapes...

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Wigtown Book Festival 25th Year

Wigtown Book Festival 25th Year

This week the Wigtown Book Festival launched it's full programme for the 10-day literary celebration hosted in Scotland's National Book Town of Wigtown. Our second year attending since moving to Wigtownshire and already my husband and I have booked various authors to...

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Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year

Last month I put my big girl pants on and submitted a painting for the very first time into the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2023. I chose to use my Torhouse Stone Circle oil landscape as my primary submission piece. I always knew the odds would be low of...

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The Wigtown Market

The Wigtown Market

The Wigtown Market starts again tomorrow (Saturday 8th April 2023) for the season ahead. It takes place at the cross on the Main Street, Wigtown, DG8 9EH. I am delighted to be also taking a stall at the market one Saturday a month. Saturday 22nd April 2023 - 10am to...

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New Studio Flyers Arrive

New Studio Flyers Arrive

This week I received my order of printed flyers promoting visitors to my working art studio in Wigtownshire. I design all my branded stationery myself using CorelDraw on my PC. Really pleased with these and next I'm going to get out and about to hand deliver them into...

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Society of Scottish Artists

Society of Scottish Artists

A new year and I've joined the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA). The SSA is the oldest and biggest artist-led organisation in Scotland. They offer creatives like I exhibition invitations, social events and development opportunities. Here's my artist profile on the...

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Grange Cottage Studio Opens

Grange Cottage Studio Opens

Grange Cottage Studio opens its doors to the public for the first time today! A big thankyou to everyone who has helped to clear the site, erect the garden room and furnish it. It looks amazing and I am so very proud of our achievements. All are welcome to visit me at...

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New Art Studio is Up

New Art Studio is Up

Only 9 days since Aroha Escapes arrived on-site at Grange Cottage to install the screw pile foundation in our rear garden and erect our fabulous garden room. It's now complete and I can present my new art studio!!!!! I've still to decorate inside, assemble furniture...

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