Creative Flow Painting and Mixed Media Workshop 4 December, Bridge of Allan, Stirling

Creative Flow Painting and Mixed Media Workshop

Were you ever told you can’t paint and you still believe it?  Come to Creative Flow and let that judgement go.

Here, no mistakes can be made as the paint, charcoal and pastel is mixed and enabled to flow.

Feel joy and empowerment as your own skies, trees, people rise from the colour, texture and materials.

Saturday 4 December 10 – 4pm Lecropt Church Hall, Dunblane Road, Bridge of Allan FK9 4NB

Ample parking, close to railway station.

All materials provided plus drinks and snacks, just bring your lunch

£90 total cost with 50% payable on booking

Small group to enable quality tutoring!

Please email or call me to book / 07773 347 78


“ Thank you Iona, for sharing with us your wonderful and unique painting experience in a friendly, welcoming and non-judgmental environment.”

“Iona, you are such a positive and supportive tutor, always there to give us one to one guidance as well as constructive feedback.”

Art in Nature workshop with Iona

Saturday 11 September 2-5pm

This free workshop is for anyone who feels they could benefit from a calm afternoon amidst the pine and birch trees.  We learn how the trees support eachother and the ecosystem is a beautiful balance and then bring our ideas to a mural which will then be displayed in the Moray Arts Centre, Findhorn Park.


No drawing or painting experience necessary


To book your space contact:


Iona Leishman in conjunction with Moray Art Centre, Moray Wellbeing Hub and Wild Things

New studio, summer 2021

‘Watchers on the Bay’

Like many people, recent times for me have been about making huge change.  Establishing a new studio has been a priority and I’m now happily ensconced in an old tithe barn at Kinloss and Findhorn Parish Church.  Every time I inhabit a new space I get a new surge of creative energy and here, the energy comes from my proximity to Findhorn Bay, it’s wildlife, including the constant whirr of the curlew, oystercatcher and geese.  The ancient Kinloss Abbey, former home to a Cistercian order of monks is a step away as is the spiritual community of Findhorn ecovillage and the  village of Findhorn itself.

‘Exploring the Thin Places’ a Gallery exhibition of original paintings, prints & cards

The Line Gallery, 238 High Street, Linlithgow 30 April – 25th May 2021


‘Pictish Riders’ 19 x 48 cms oil and mixed media on board


Open doors Saturday 30 April at 10am for an exhibition of new work, ‘Exploring the Thin Places’

You are all most warmly welcome

In ‘Exploring the Thin Places’ I explore travel, time and arrival and what I feel is happening in other layers of reality.  This exploration has taken me into feeling the ancient peoples who have traversed Scotland, in addition to my expression about this land’s native trees, aged buildings and wild seas.

All the following paintings are for sale

‘All They Survey’ 44 x 31cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Tide Racing’ 32 x 45 cms oil on board


‘Places of Greater Safety’ 31 x 73 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Of Another Time and Space’ 80 x 89 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Blue Riders’ 45 x 64 cms oil and mixed media on board


‘Exploring a Rugged Land’ 20 x 40 cms oil on board

‘New Moon Riders’ 24 x 38 cms oil on board


‘Dawn on the River Forth 30 x 80 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘A Child in Time’ 29 x 39 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Beyond the Veil of Time’ 23 x 32 cms oil and mixed media on board


‘Spirit Forest’ 60 x 64 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Tracking the River Findhorn’ 61 x 81 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Royal Residences on the River Forth’ 34 x 76 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Souls’ Journey’ 55 x 56 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Finding the Light’ 44 x 61 cms oil and mixed media on board

‘Swift Summer Seas’ 31 x 73 cms oil on board

The Line Gallery 
238 High Street
Linlithgow EH49 7ES
T +44 (0)1506 670268

Opening hours*
Monday to Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1pm to 4pm

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!