give us this day our daily fish - screenprint

give us this day our daily fish

On reading Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the sea” …. with a nod to an infamous British weather man. Screenprint Image size 27x9cm Edition: 12 £50 Here Surrounding the island There’s sea. But what sea? It’s always overflowing. Says yes, Then no, Then no again, And no, Says yes In blue In sea spray Raging, Says…

cantona - screenprint

cantona

For Eric Cantona, the philosopher footballer. With Oban fishing boats rather than trawlers. And mackerel, instead of sardines. But the seagulls remain …. Screenprint Image size 9×27 cm Edition: 9 £50 When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. -eric cantona

tangerine trees & marmalade skies - screenprint

tangerine trees & marmalade skies

On listening to the Beatles …. Just another west coast sunset, featuring McCaig’sTower in Oban, and Mull Screenprint Image size 9×27 cm Varied edition: 15 £50 Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes -the beatles “lucy…

tangerine trees & marmalade skies - screenprint

tangerine trees & marmalade skies

On listening to the Beatles …. Just another west coast sunset, featuring McCaig’sTower in Oban, and Mull Screenprint Image size 9×27 cm Varied edition: 15 £50 Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes -the beatles “lucy…

in the midnight hour

Being a night owl, this is a familiar view of Oban …. McCaig’s Tower, with lace curtains. Screenprint Image size 9x27cm Edition: 6 £45 The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. -einstein

red moon screenprint

red moon

On Monday 28 September, 2015 a spectacular “blood moon” was visible between 3-4am in Oban as a result of the simultaneous occurrence of a “supermoon” (a full moon when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit) and a lunar eclipse (the moon passes into the shadow of Earth). This “blood moon” appears red…

Temptation - Oban Chocolate Company

temptation

Some chocolate-themed old master paintings… Installation – framed digital collages on aluminium Commissioned by the Oban Chocolate Company “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” -charles m schulz

dunollie spoons

the answer is blowin’ in the wind ….

…. but you have to ask your own questions. This installation in the Fairy Garden at Dunollie House in Oban was inspired by the wooden spoons in the house’s Hope MacDougall Collection – thousands of items from the working and domestic lives of Scottish people. I was interested in how the humble kitchen utensil became…

dunollie spoons

the answer is blowin' in the wind ….

…. but you have to ask your own questions. This installation in the Fairy Garden at Dunollie House in Oban was inspired by the wooden spoons in the house’s Hope MacDougall Collection – thousands of items from the working and domestic lives of Scottish people. I was interested in how the humble kitchen utensil became…

earth, sea & sky

earth, sea, sky

A small handmade concertina book, printed with linocut blocks and stamps onto rice paper, with origami-paper covers Closed: c.850 x 600 mm Varied edition: 6 books “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the…

blue oban iv

My favourite place in the style of my favourite crockery ….  The pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a fishing boat, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Screenprint Varied edition: 6 prints Diameter: 32.5cm £110

blue oban iii - screenprint

blue oban iii

My favourite place in the style of my favourite crockery …. the dinner plate version.  The pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a fishing boat, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Screenprint Varied edition: 8 prints Diameter: 40cm £120

blue oban ii - screenprint

blue oban ii

My favourite place in the style of my favourite crockery …. the pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a fishing boat, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Screenprint Varied edition: 10 prints Diameter: 32.5cm £110

who's that girl? sculpture

who's that girl?

A Poltalloch woman wearing some Neolithic bling.  The unusual jet necklace was found in a cist at Poltalloch in Argyll and it is now in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland.  Little is known about who wore it and why.  Both the person and the necklace have left only ghostly traces in Kilmartin Glen.…

who's that girl? sculpture

who’s that girl?

A Poltalloch woman wearing some Neolithic bling.  The unusual jet necklace was found in a cist at Poltalloch in Argyll and it is now in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland.  Little is known about who wore it and why.  Both the person and the necklace have left only ghostly traces in Kilmartin Glen.…

because it's there - linocut

because it's there

… one of many good reasons for climbing the hill to McCaig’s Tower in Oban.  Others include to look at the view and to visit my studio. Block print 96x88mm Varied edition: 30 prints Sold out “Because it’s there.” George Mallory, on being asked why he wanted to climb Everest

because it's there - linocut

because it’s there

… one of many good reasons for climbing the hill to McCaig’s Tower in Oban.  Others include to look at the view and to visit my studio. Block print 96x88mm Varied edition: 30 prints Sold out “Because it’s there.” George Mallory, on being asked why he wanted to climb Everest

The Catch, Oban - Esplanade installation

the catch

Celebrating oceanography in Oban as part of the Festival of the Sea, run by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), one of the oldest oceanographic organisations in the world. I made nearly 900 fish.  Thanks to all the elves who contributed to the installation by making and hanging additional fish, and especially to Lindsay…

blue oban - linocut

blue oban

A development of my linocut What the Victorians did for Oban, in the style of the Blue Willow crockery pattern: the pagoda is replaced by McCaig’s Tower, the boat is a Calmac ferry, the bridge is the Connel Bridge and  the birds are seagulls, of course. Lasercut lino Diameter c.28cm Edition: 20 Sold out “I…

an t-oban linocut

an t-Òban

Fishing boats, mackerel and the spectacular view from McCaig’s Tower into the west over Oban Bay and the islands of Kerrera & Mull.  An t-Òban means “little bay” in Gaelic. Screenprint 77x154mm Edition:30 Sold out

fish story - screenprint

fish story

Fishing boats, mackerel and the spectacular view from McCaig’s Tower into the west over Oban Bay and the islands of Kerrera & Mull. Screenprint 77x240mm Edition:10 Sold out

herring girls iii digital collage Oban

herring girls iii

Some twisted Victoriana. Herring girls followed the herring fishing fleets, to gut and pack the silver darlings.  I hope they spent some of their hard-earned cash on party dresses and hats for the post-work ceilidhs … Digital collage 22x22cm £30 Larger sizes available

herring girls ii

herring girls ii

Some twisted Victoriana. Herring girls followed the herring fishing fleets, to gut and pack the silver darlings.  I hope they spent some of their hard-earned cash on party dresses and hats for the post-work ceilidhs … Digital collage 22x22cm £30 Larger sizes available