Open Eye Gallery, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh - until Dec 23

I'm delighted to have four small paintings in the annual Open Eye 'small scale' exhibition – you can see the images here of Snowdrop, Through the Trees, Mull, The Bass Rock and Tulips.

The exhibition includes work from hundreds of artists from all over the UK, and covers a huge range of both medium and content. So, if you fancy a break from the rigours of Christmas shopping, please go along, it is really worth a visit. Whether you can make it or not, I'd love to get some feedback on which of the paintings you like best. So please drop me a line.

Tyrone Guthrie Residency, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan, Ireland – October 2016

I had a wonderful week at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, after winning first prize in an art competition. It was so inspiring to be in such a beautiful place and surrounded by so many talented, creative people, including artists, writers, actors and many more.

The prize was actually to spend two weeks at the Centre, so I shall be heading back in February for some more inspiration.

In the pictures you can see the house itself, the (huge) studio I was allotted, my sketch of the lough in the grounds, plus one of me with fellow artist Boyer, from Co Cork.