I am delighted to share with you a selection of my previous commissions and sold original paintings.
A commission now hanging in a customer's home in Hampshire, of a view he enjoyed when travelling up to Ayrshire regularly on business. He treasured this scene from the Marine Hotel in Troon looking out across the 18th hole of the Royal Troon golf course to the Isle...
An oil painting commission for an office space of Turnberry Lighthouse and the beach below with the remnants of Turnberry Castle, the supposed birthplace of King Robert the Bruce. Ailsa Craig can be viewed in the distance on the horizon line. It's a 40cm x 40cm deep...
An oil commission of The Crichton Church in Dumfries and I particularly enjoyed painting the background with the River Nith winding below Criffel. It was a deep edged canvas which can be hung straight on the wall unframed. I painted the edges in a dark grey.
Bruce’s Stone at Glentrool captured on a deep edged stretched canvas in oil paint as a commission for an office wall. The stone commemorates Robert The Bruce, King of Scotland and the Battle of Trool in 1307.
A gorgeous spot on the south coast of Arran by Kildonan, looking out over Pladda lighthouse and the northern side of Ailsa Craig in the distance. If you haven't been to Arran, get the ferry booked. It's like Scotland in miniature and I love it.
A view from above looking down over the South Ayrshire coastline and the dramatic cliff-top Greenan Castle. Created in oil on a deep edged canvas.
I loved painting this scene in Dumfries and Galloway with the mist rolling through the valleys and Drumlanrig Castle peeping out in all it's glory. Painted in oil on a deep edged canvas.
Back to beautiful Ailsa Craig and the customer wanted a fishing theme represented in the artwork. This boat was most likely from the Girvan harbour. Painted in water mixable oil on a deep edged canvas ready to hang.
From a set of office commissions, this deep edged canvas artwork was painted in water mixable oil. It's of a view looking down the fields across the South Ayrshire coastline to Ailsa Craig. The client wished a farming theme and hence this image of the round hay...
An oil painting commission I created for an office wall from a photo I took myself of a scene I often admire when driving down the A713 from Dalmellington to Castle Douglas. Passing Loch Doon in the distance, there is usually a field of beautiful Belted Galloway cows...
My cousin got married in October 2021 in Suffolk and as a gift from Scotland, I painted him and his new wife a stag standing proud in front of the mountains. For me it signifies family and my cousin being guardian of his family line. I painted the scene in oil...
When a friend asks if I can paint his portrait and if it can be used as his next single/album cover, of course you say yes. Despite being a landscape artist, I must admit I do love the challenge of portrait. It was painted on a 40cm by 40cm square canvas board and I...
Venturing below the cliffs at Culzean you discover the secret caves used as a smuggling hideaway. I had a lot of fun creating this mixed media piece using tissue paper, gesso and cling film to develop the texture under the acrylic ink.
On the beach and the spot of a marriage proposal which the Ayrshire based couple wanted captured on canvas for their home. A vibrant painting which I thoroughly enjoyed creating in water mixable oils.
A different view of Culzean and with a focus on the Dolphin House, the original laundry for the estate. Painted as a commission in 2020 for a couple who I had organised their wedding at the Castle back in 2016.
As a wedding gift to an English cousin, I gifted a painting of a hairy coo (a Highland Cow) from Scotland and I just loved him. I named him McBaker after her new married name of Baker.
In 2018 I spent a few days over in East Lothian and took some dramatic photos of Bass Rock surrounded by dark skies. One of those images inspired my first go at “alla prima” painting tutored by Joan at the Robinwood Art School. I loved the thickness of the oil paint...
Robins are never far away when I’m pottering in the garden and I enjoy creating a colour splash with my watercolour paints.
A tranquil scene of the granite rock off the Ayrshire coastline and which I have sailed around on the Waverley paddle steamer.
The dramatic view of cliff-top Culzean Castle as seen from Croy beach. I love this painting, it's one of my favourites as I enjoyed creating the soft reflections in the sea water below. This artwork is now proudly hanging on a wall in Canada.
In 2018 I was introduced to acrylic ink and had some right old fun playing around with the ink on different textures such as gesso, tissue paper and masking fluid. I also took some sand paper to it to create the cracking effect.
In 2019 I entered this "Little Painting" into the Hansel exhibition fundraiser and it's a colourful version in oil of the same Church Walk scene around the Straiton village.
A view often appreciated along the Straiton village walks beside the Water of Girvan and where I have spotted kingfishers. I used this scene to create a black and white painting in acrylic ink.
I live just 5 miles from the Carrick village of Straiton and my husband and I often enjoy the trails around the village. I painted this landscape in 2018 and it's also the inspiration for our brand and logo. The skyline is a beauty, featuring the Straiton Monument...
In 2018 I studied portraiture at the Robinwood Art School and although it was difficult, I loved the maths behind the scaling of the facial features. Mixing all the different skin tones and colours in oil paint was enjoyable too. I generally don't paint portraits, but...
In 2016 I visited the Scottish island of Iona for the first time and it was an incredibly peaceful and beautiful location. I took a photo looking out to the surroundings waters which inspired this artwork using tissue paper and water mixable oil.
I lived and worked in London for six years and this painting always draws me back to that time. I love the red bus and the red telephone box. I donated this oil creation to the Ayrshire Sportsability charity in 2018.
The arrival of long tailed tits in the garden always makes me aware that Winter isn't far away and I created this piece using gesso, music sheet and water mixable oil.
We regularly hear the tawny owls in the trees above us at our countryside home in South Ayrshire and I enjoyed drawing this owl in charcoal onto music sheet paper titled "Singer in the Night" before I integrated it behind the branches of painted tissue paper.
Our cottage garden is frequented by blue tits all year round and I love the reflection created in the water with this watercolour painted in 2017. This was a special piece as it was the first ever painted I sold.