February 2018

Scottish landscapes in watercolour

Scottish borders landscape

Pictures like the one above have always inspired me. I love to paint those dark brooding skies and the zingy grass covered hills. Living in the Scottish Borders I get to see this kind of scene a lot. However I also travelled throughout the rest of Scotland when I was a youngster. The only places I have not been are the far north and the islands.

Four watercolour paintings of scotland

Sneak peek of the nature journals

On 13th September 2004 I started writing down the things I was noticing on my daily walks with my dog, Sam. I jotted down if I met any wildlife, the things that showed the changes of season, anything and everything about plants, animals, the weather. Why? I had been reading The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden and I was inspired to make something similar. The illustrations started in January 2005 when my Mum bought me a fancy notebook, partially bound in leather. It was too good to use for just anything.

Nature journal of scottish wildlife and nature

Creative journal of an artist and craftsperson

Frost in the Scottish Borders

If you have dropped by my 'About Me' page then you will have gathered that I am an avid artist and crafter who lives in Scotland. The Scottish Borders to be precise. Every day I am surrounded by wonderful sights and curious sounds. The weather is ever changing and with it the countryside. It would be hard not to be inspired by what I see.


Butterfly in Scottish Borders