The Power of La Pasionaria
For as long as I can remember, I have been entranced by the victorious silhouette of the La Pasionaria sculpture that guards the city of Glasgow. On the banks of the Clyde, she has always been a strong and dramatic sprit, both her arms aloft as she punches the sky. As a child, I viewed her as a yout...
23 October 2017
Capturing the beauty of Barrowlands
"The streets brim with beauty, they teem with talent, they're all scuffed knees and glistening skin and shoes that were never meant for walking home. Puke scabs in the corner, piss pools in the doorways, angels cum in closes and old flames weep in the back of taxis..."
When I was ...
23 September 2016
Working with watercolour
Throughout the summer, I have headed a series of art classes for West Dunbartonshire Council at Clydebank Town Hall, focusing on both landscape and seascape painting.
Attended by students of varying ages and experience, these sessions concentrated on some of the more experimental techniques that ca...
12 September 2016
Twin Towers at the RSA Open Exhibition
I'm delighted to announce that my painting Gallowgate Twin Towers is currently on display at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh as part of their annual Open Exhibition.
The Bluevale and Whitevale towers depicted have been home to hundreds of residents over the years, and have recently ...
17 July 2016
The balcony in Barcelona
Earlier this month, I travelled to Barcelona for the first time to attend the Primavera Sound festival. Staying on Placa de la Universitat, our Airbnb apartment boasted a small balcony that overlooked a buzzing and most colourful city centre.
Before leaving Glasgow, I had hurriedly stuffed some p...
20 June 2016