My uncle’s exhibition

My Uncle Bill has an exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. William Irvine was born in Scotland and went to Glasgow School of Art. He lived in London as a young artist and then moved to Maine where he has been for the best part of fifty years. This is the...

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Renaissance head

I am currently trying to learn more about fresco. Don’t ask me why. I know it’s crazy: it’s time consuming, tricky, the materials are not readily available in Scotland, the climate is too damp. But, I can’t help it: I am fascinated by the technique. It involves mixing...

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Live Painting!

During the Edinburgh Art Fair in November 2015 I took part in a live painting event to raise funds for Art in Healthcare. For a small contribution, members of the public were invited to do a drawing of something that would go into The Art in Healthcare Garden; this...

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Fresco painting course in Bosa, Sardinia

I have recently returned from a wonderful week in Bosa, Sardinia. I attended a fresco painting course led by Carey Mortimer. I have been interested in the technique of buon fresco for about 10 years. Having tried various experiments in my studio, I felt it was time...

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