Monday, 29 April 2013

Dragon Girl (Working Title)
I should be finished my "dragon girl" tomorrow. Here is a sneak peek at her in progress.

 Dragon Girl WIPS (This piece is currently reserved for a private viewing)

Monday, 22 April 2013

King Fisher
I finished my third bird piece a few days ago and finally added the gold leaf today. Here he is with his little Rose Quartz pendulum.

 King Fisher- The original is available (email for details on

Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Exhibition is almost here...

27th April- 1st June
All 8 of my "Whisper of the Sith" pieces have been delivered to Gallery Heinzel now for the Spring Showcase "Animal Inspirations". Two of my recent bird pieces have also been included.
The exhibition features seven artists who include animals and wildlife within their works. You can read a bit more about it and preview the exhibition on the gallery website (links below). I thought I would group the works together for the first time and it would be wonderful if you could visit in person to see the final presentation of the pieces- Its quite difficult to get an idea of the scale online.
It has almost been a year in the making and now I'm really excited to be seeing them all together again in such a lovely gallery.

Gallery Heinzel Website with Exhibition Preview 
The opening preview is on Saturday 27th April 12pm-3pm (All Welcome)
The exhibition runs until the 1st of June

Here is the artist line up-  
Brian Baxter
Anita Inverarity
Kittie Jones
Arron Lindsay
Madeline Mackay

Cameron Ross
Fiona Thomson



Queen of Elphane SOLD

Dia Greine(SOLD)


Baobhan Sith

Rashiecoats (SOLD)

Whisper of the Sith (SOLD)

Fin Folk

Whuppity Stoorie

The challenge of this project was to work on a larger scale and I will probably write a little reflection on my development during the process since I now have this wee blog, but for now I just want to enjoy the final outcome and continue on some brand new ideas. I have a feeling Scottish Myth and Legend will continue to be a fascination and inspiration. Winding up this post with some heart felt thanks to everyone involved...

Thank Yous
Big Thanks to Mum, Dad & Isabel for help with transportation and storage, Mark for final deliveries, Lesley and Bruce at Frameworks Gallery for the "blinging" presentation and endless help, my friends on Facebook and the Redbubble artist community for their support and encouragement (too many to list but you know who you are), Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Visual Artists Awards for believing in my work and helping me get this project off the ground, Jamie and Georgina xxx, Maura at Gallery Heinzel for including me in her wonderful exhibition and to Phil, my partner, carer and all round "assistant" in all things technically beyond me.     

Friday, 12 April 2013

 A Little Weekly News Round Up
Teeny Tiny Original Artworks
Now that my large scale works are finished for a while I thought I'd share with you what I have been up to this week. The first thing I wanted to do was draw something really tiny. So I had a bit of fun doing some 1" squared drawings, the "inchies" were done using a 0.05 pen on tinted pastel paper.
I thought they would look sweet framed for a desk or curio cabinet- jewellery makers could even mount them into a pendant piece. The bird and hare are still available, if you want to take them home with you drop me an email for details on

From Top-
Inchie Bird
Inchie Cat 2- SOLD 
Inchie Fox- SOLD
Inchie Rabbit- SOLD
Inchie Hare
Inchie Owl- SOLD

My lovely tweed "pen-roll" was made by local maker Joanna Howarth

 Inchies- OOAK Originals (1" Squared) by Anita Inverarity

I have started working on some new small pieces for my Summer shows. This one is "Sanctuary" and I see it as one of the follow on "companions" to "Whisper of the Sith". I think this one will be headed to the annual Deeside Artists Exhibition in Banchory (dates to follow).

Next on the Drawing Board
I don't actually have a drawing board, I do all my work on my knee (even the big ones) but here's whats up next- I'm looking forward to continuing with my small works and gold-leafed birds for now. The last of my recent "Goddess" pieces "Orla" is on her way to her new home so I will be returning to this theme too. I'm almost certain the next one will include a dragon :) Look forward to sharing with you soon.

Orla and her squirrel friend is off to her new home soon

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Jackalope Garden 
Here is the finished piece. She is off at the framers with the last of my "Whisper of the Sith" pieces just now, cant wait to see how they turn out and will try to get a few photos done before they head to the gallery.

Jackalope Garden- Original currently on hold for a juried show submission