The Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh Festival Exhibition

Detail from ‘Magical Golden Hare’ 90 x 40 cms framed size

 I am showing four paintings, including ‘Magical Golden Hare’ at the Torrance Gallery Festival Show, Dundas Street, Edinburgh

‘Sanctuary on the River’ 107cms x 76cms framed size

Saturday 27 July to Friday 23 August 2019

Private View Saturday 27 July 11-1pm

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday : 11am – 6pm

Saturday : 10.30am – 4pm

Sunday : Closed

‘Woman and Her Cello with Tulips’ 98 x 76cms framed size


The Torrance Gallery

36 Dundas Street,

Edinburgh, EH3 6JN


Tel: 0131 556 6366

Mob: 07791 12131

‘Joan Eardley and the Ginger Jar’ 77 x 80 cms framed size

Creative Flow workshop Lecropt Kirk Hall, Bridge of Allan, Saturday 14 September & Saturday 5 October 2019


Our day is about letting materials flow, mixing and texture and colour, allowing the magic to unfold without a desired outcome.  When we allow this to happen, images can rise from the paint.

It’s a powerful way to create.

There is no outcome to achieve, if any goal does exists, it’s seeing just how much we can let go of expectation and judgement.  Paint as if the outcome doesn’t matter to you.  Come and mix materials – acrylic,  ink, pastel and more, and see what happens.  You will be amazed what happens.  If you believe you are rubbish at art and not in the least bit creative then this is the workshop for you.

All materials provided. £90

10-4pm, Saturday 15 June

Lecropt Kirk Hall

Bridge of Allan FK9 4NB

To reserve your space with a £45 deposit and for further details, please call me on 07773 347 780 or message me via the contact page on this website.





Resipole Studios Annual Postcard exhibition


    ‘Across the Bay’ £145                                                          ‘Vibrancy’ £160                                                         ‘Three Lemons At the Window’ £160

29 March 2019

Resipole StudiosResipole Farm, Acharacle, Argyll, PH36 01967 431506

Smithy Gallery 2019

74 Glasgow Rd, Blanefield, Glasgow G63 9HX



‘High Edinburgh Tenements’    SOLD                  ‘West Highland Burn’

31.5 x 36cms

mixed media on board



‘Western Seaboard’                                                         ‘Wild Scots Land’

44 x 28 cms                                                                     39 x 32 cms

collaged handpainted paper on board                                     mixed media on board

The Dundee Art Fair


‘Nets and Creels, Pittenweem Harbour’                                  Happy painter                                    ‘Guiding Light’ 81 x 61 cms

Come and meet me at Stand 01 at The Dundee Art Fair from Friday 24th May through to Sunday 26th May at the city’s Caird Hall.   In the year when V&A Dundee attracted half a million visitors in just six months, Dundee is definitely the place to be hosting its first ever art fair.

I’ll be exhibiting a wide range of original landscape, still life and historically-inspired paintings, in particular a series  born of studying the enchanting carved figures on Pictish stones.  I’ll also have a number of named and signed giclee prints and greeting cards

Caird Hall, City Square Dundee DD1 3BB


Friday 24 May Preview 6-9pm

Saturday 25 May 10-5pm

Sunday 26 May 10-5pm


St Modan’s High School, Stirling

There’s a wonderfully energetic art department at this Stirling school and for a couple of months now, the Advanced Sixth year students have been paying for a day of my time.  I set up a still life arrangement and then work through a mixed media painting of it from the very first sketches to the last piece of oil paint, pastel, charcoal and ink mark.  They get to witness first hand a painting emerge from scratch with all the drips, scratches, crises and triumphs.  And even if they do not choose to work on the still life arrangement themselves, the principles of internal struggles, composition, media, doubts and triumphs are common to all of us.

It’s such fun and so stimulating that although I’m paid for one day I usually end up staying for three!


Stirling Castle ‘River, Town, Castle and Kirk’ exhibition

Currently for sale in Stirling Castle’s Unicorn Cafe is a wide selection of mixed media contemporary Scottish paintings by Stirling artist Iona Leishman.  The show reflects the land and townscapes of Stirling and the River Forth.

Iona was Historic Environment Scotland’s first artist in residence at Stirling Castle and has exhibited consistently there since 2011.  Her knowledge and feeling for the castle and its human history is expressed through her vividly-imagined historical paintings.

Opening times: Every day 9.30am to 5pm, last entry 4.15pm.  Free with castle entry ticket.


 ‘In the Shadow of the Wallace Monument’ 82 x 61cms £1,775


 ‘Auld Bridge Twist’ 44 x 37cms £675.00