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Rannoch Moor from Buachaille

Glencoe memories – painting inspirations

As one still weight’s pros and cons of travelling in this difficult time of Covid 19 I am going back to my very fond memories of last year’s summer holidays,  very inspiring for new paintings. Sharing it with you. Last year in July myself and my son spend most amazing few  days in Glencoe. Filled…

Resin Rainbow heart

Holding to a Rainbow – Mull artist inspiration during Covid19

The spring season on the Isle of Mull is behind us. A very quiet one, no tourists, no open shops . We had a few days of mixed weather but in general it has been dry and sunny. The West Coast is blessed with summer temperatures. It helps Everyone to keep the Spirits up in…

Raising waves resin painting

Drawn to the sea on the World Oceans Day

I have been living on the stunning Isle of Mull in Scotland for a while. Surrounded by the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. Blessed to be able to get to the beach just a short drive away from my home. To enjoy the tranquillity and peace of Calgary beach on…

floral resin jewellery

Careful considerations, balance (or not)

The next step in making floral art resin coasters involves splitting two flowers of the same kind into two separate groups. Testing each flower type preserving qualities after being encapsulated in resin forever. Most of the flowers pass that ever important test. They’ve kept their original colours and shapes. That’s probably thanks to the prior…

Isle of Mull Wildflowers

Sometimes you can’t rush things

Would like to share a little bit about my experimenting with resin and floral art. Making resin coasters involves quite a lot of patience, waiting and perseverance. You can only do so much in one day. Your work is dedicated to the medium, very fluid and versatile. You have to leave it to set and…

Bluebells Golf Course Tobermory

Isle of Mull bluebells and birdsong

Taking the opportunity to share with you how beautiful the month of May has been on the Island. Less traffic, more cycling and walking is certainly helping nature. Or is it just that we human beings slow down and start to notice smaller things. Appreciate what is at our doorstep with meaningful immersion. A bigger…

Sunbeams Loch na Keal print winner

Artist view on the island lockdown

Restrictions began to ease in Scotland a few weeks ago. We are now able to meet friends and family from one household at a time. Only outdoors and at safe distances. Travel is restricted to 5 miles from home. Normally at this time I would be planning our summer visit to parents and family back…

Mull from Iona by Scottish Island Art

Spiritual Grounding

Trying to memorise motivational verses from the Bible. You can’t change the situation but you can change your reaction to it. I’ve tried meditation previously and found that it helps to stay calm and makes you more aware of yourself. I can definitely recommended Jill Kirkham Therapies. Her meditation classes helped me to find that…

Floral art by Scottish Island Art

Strength From Nature, Joy Of Discovery

I am very fortunate to be able to live in one of the most diverse places on the West Coast of Scotland. I can go for a walk close by and not meet anyone. The views are stunning and my eyes can wonder off far and wide into the distance. I take so much inspiration…

Scottish Island Art fundraiser prize

Do Something For The Greater Good

I should introduce here my husband and amazing artist Ronnie who is a great support to me. Together we run The Picture Gallery situated on the Main Street in Tobermory in one of the “Balamory” buildings (blue colour one). As The Picture Gallery we wanted to help the Community to raised funds for the Covid19…