This year I was very pleased, at the RSW, to receive the City of Glasgow College Award.

It was very interesting to be given a tour of that amazing building by Sandra Gunn and see where my painting will be hung. Their Art Foundation has a very interesting collection of art works from both their students and their Purchase Awards.

The building itself is such a beautiful space with tremendous facilities.


I took part, with Janet Melrose, in an RSW “workshop” at this year’s Annual Exhibition. As Janet and I walk and draw together during the winter we thought we would talk about this and show examples of our different approaches to the same subject. It has been a very interesting experience.


2016 Qingdao International Watercolour Biennale

I have been very pleased to be invited to take part in this watercolour exhibition. It has been very interesting taking part in this large exhibition and sending work of to China for the first time. The paintings that were sent were Shore Uncovered, Winter Beach and Winter Hill 2.

2016 Qingdao International Watercolor Bienniale Preview Exhibition [PDF]