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So now its the end of my fine art degree studies. I am planning a new series of paintings looking at how wildlife interacts, both positively and negatively,  in our modern urban environments. So be prepared for some unusual and unique subjects in  my  paintings. I already have some ideas to do with mobile masts, and rooftops. Looking forward to getting started it is my intention to keep a regular blog going on my progress.

Started first of series includes looking at how wildlife pigeons and plants, buddleja reclaiming building. Will post soon

 

I have been asked if I would like to submit work for the Dundee botanical garden book project. Hope to do one or two botanical paintings. Have completed one so far a botanical study of Eucalyptus tree. Another one under way of the Monkey puzzle tree.will post soon.

Also working on oil paintings of the bridges over the Dighty burn. Have completed one so far, with another two started. will post soon

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Taking part in university botanical garden “plant power day” work shop for making flutes/whistles out of Japanese knotweed hoping for good weather.

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another workshop at ninewells community garden, great success 10 new happy whistle makers.

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Next workshop is not until October as part of  Blairgowrie and Rattary Art festival.

other art work

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This was one of the items made as part of my course work in 3rd year it is made from bicycle part and spring rake and wood from an old drawer.

i am currently working on a set of bagpipes made from Japanese Knotweed stems  and an strange alien sounding Slovakian flute called a Fujara made from and Elder limb.pictures to follow.

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