Wednesday, 16 November 2011


An evening piece, I felt like experimenting with a limited palette as a practise for an upcoming piece. For speed the water was generated in vue then painted over in photoshop.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Light Sentinels

An old mountain test from when I was playing around with vue, I decided to update it and add the northern lights and some other small details.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


A painting inspired by my recent trip to Sicilly and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Sweet Reminisce

Portrait of my gorgeous friend Sandra. :D

This is the first portrait i've done since going digital, I used to sketch and paint people all the time and I don't really know why I stopped! I'm relatively happy with the result.

PSCS4 with wacom, an evening piece.

Thursday, 8 September 2011


So I could have been painting tonight.......but instead i found some old wool stuffed in a corner and decided to make a soot ball from spirited away :D i don't feel at all guilty about this, now all i need is pipe cleaners for the legs...........

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Stormy Times

So i felt that my previous post of oceans rage was lacking something so I decided to revisit it and add a frigate. Im pretty pleased with the outcome but might go back and add extra details but for now im content with how it's come together.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Highland calf

Another highlander painting but this time I mainly used a chalk brush for a softer younger look.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Postcard design for NEOS 2011

My postcard design for Leask House Artists  - ( NEOS 2011 exhibition in september.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Parahandy update

So just a quick edit, i'm going through some older paintings and tidying them up a bit. With this one ive changed the bg colour for contrast and tidied up the horns a bit.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Mountain Monastery

A scribbled sketch which I decided to tidy up and paint.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


A quick evening concept from an old sketch i found. Im quite liking the limited palette. I might come back to it and do more, but i've had enough for the mo!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Oceans Rage

I fancied trying my hand at a more detailed ocean picture. I went for a crashing wave as the main focus to give the scene a sense of violence. I didn't intend to keep so limited a palette but i'm pleased at how it's turned out.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

A Refining Moment

Started out as an oil refinery silhouette and sort of expaned from that becoming more dramatic.
Hope the lighting isn't too dark, hard to tell on my screen, if it's too dark please let me know and i'll lighten it.

Angry Birds

The real Angry Birds! I just wanted to upload this pic as it made me laugh.

Koi Dreams

A concept based on the idea that when we look up at the clouds we imagine all sorts of things, but what would a cat see in the of course!! Hope you like.
(let me know if the image is too bright and i'll fix it, my screens been playing up recently and i've had some feedback that some images are too bright!)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Friday, 13 May 2011

I love Predator, way too much!

Soo a painting I did this evening, Predator has been on Film4 a couple of times this week and it been great to see Arnie at his peak again, so I felt inspired to do a quick portrait as its been a while since i've done any. The pose is from the end credits and the bg is just a quick mashup to represent all the smoke at the end, hope you enjoy :)


I was browsing through some old photos and came across a few of my dog Toby and decided to do a quick painting.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Ambush at the Bird Bath!

A while ago I caught my cat napping in the bird bath, when I saw her I thought that the bath would be the perfect place for a cat to not very subtly ambush birds. Just a fun piece, hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


Hi all, i'm feeling very Scottish recently since all this to-do with some sort of wedding or something! Soo i thought what better to do than paint a wee highland cooo! Over time we've had around 15 pet cows so I really enjoyed painting this! We had one called Parahandy who died early on so this is a sort of tribute to him  and all the other moos we've had!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

'Purr-sian Blue'

So this is my submission for the Aberdeen Artists exhibition. Also a big shout out to Sarah Coonan who also submitted a gorgeous ceramic bowl. I hope we both get accepted!

I've decided since I don't have a full time job yet that i'd try to keep myself busy. It may or may not be accepted but I like how the drapery has come out and the subtleness of the figure, so overall I'm actually pretty happy with the piece!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Moonlit Forest Stream

I wanted to do a piece with a limited palette, and a sort of Grimms fairytale feel.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Approaching Storm

Looking back at some of my older pieces I felt inspired by the stormy ocean concept, so I decied to take it a step further and focus mainly on an atmospheric piece. Hope you like it! Thanks for viewing.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

10 min life studies

Just a quick wee post. I was in dundee earlier this week and decided to join in at the 4th years life drawing class with Reinhard! I'm a bit rusty but I really enjoyed loosening up with these quick 10 min studies.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Ice Siren

Hi all, long time no uploads!
Before x-mas I got a few commissions for some figurative work, so the digital aspect had to take a back seat, so for the first new image this year I thought I would try combining some of my figure studies with some digital work. I found this piece quite challenging because of the ice's texture, but i'm glad I gave it a go, not my best but its always good to experiment. Here's a before and after pic for your consideration!