Friday, 24 August 2012



I was asked to do a painting of a place I had never been to, Millport.

I learned a great deal from this experience. The first thing I learned was that in spite of all the walking I do there are still little hidden gems of my land , Scotland  I have yet to discover.

As an artist who paints from the heart, more about the atmosphere and the feeling of a place than the reality of the place, this was a real challenge. I spent ages looking a pictures of Millport trying so hard to get a feel for the place.

I learned that here was a place I so desperately need to visit.

I took all the picture I had seen and let them sink into my inner being. This is what I painted.

I have been shocked to discover that the person who asked me to paint it wants to own it. But more than that I have had more than four other people from all over the world wanting to purchase it from  me.

In the light of my other blog that is linked to this one this is a joy and an uplift. Why Do I Care


  1. That's a very beautiful painting! I can see why they all want it. The mountain against the sky is so lovely... your affinity for mountains and the earth is very evident in this painting!

  2. What a lovely painting... Really well done and such a pleasant scene.

  3. Congratulations! You're in demand - that should tell you something!
    And this is so clearly Scotland - I love Scotland and have been many times. Beautiful :0)