My Work

I am delighted to share with you a selection of my previous commissions and sold original paintings.

SLA 067 – Royal Troon 18th Hole

SLA 067 – Royal Troon 18th Hole

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...

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SLA 064 – Turnberry Lighthouse & Castle

SLA 064 – Turnberry Lighthouse & Castle

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...

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SLA 063 – Crichton Church

SLA 063 – Crichton Church

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.

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SLA 063 – Bruce’s Stone

SLA 063 – Bruce’s Stone

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.

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SLA 061 – Pladda Lighthouse

SLA 061 – Pladda Lighthouse

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.

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SLA 059 – Drumlanrig Castle

SLA 059 – Drumlanrig Castle

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.

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SLA 054 – Fishing by Ailsa Craig

SLA 054 – Fishing by Ailsa Craig

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.

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SLA 053 – Hay Bales Overlooking Ailsa

SLA 053 – Hay Bales Overlooking Ailsa

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...

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SLA 052 – Loch Doon Belted Galloways

SLA 052 – Loch Doon Belted Galloways

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...

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SLA 050 – The Guardian

SLA 050 – The Guardian

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...

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SLA 043 – Andy’s Portrait

SLA 043 – Andy’s Portrait

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...

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SLA 034 – Culzean Castle Caves

SLA 034 – Culzean Castle Caves

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.

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SLA 032 – Greenan Castle

SLA 032 – Greenan Castle

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.

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SLA 031 – Dolphin House

SLA 031 – Dolphin House

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.

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SLA 027 – Hairy McBaker

SLA 027 – Hairy McBaker

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.

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SLA 026 – Bass Rock

SLA 026 – Bass Rock

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...

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SLA 020 – Reflective Culzean

SLA 020 – Reflective Culzean

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.

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SLA 017 – Cliffside Cottage

SLA 017 – Cliffside Cottage

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.

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SLA 014 – Straiton Village

SLA 014 – Straiton Village

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...

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SLA 009 – Self Portrait

SLA 009 – Self Portrait

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...

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SLA 007 – Tranquil Waters

SLA 007 – Tranquil Waters

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.

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SLA 005 – London Commute

SLA 005 – London Commute

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.

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SLA 002 – Peek A Boo

SLA 002 – Peek A Boo

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.

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SLA 001 – Thirsty Work

SLA 001 – Thirsty Work

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.

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