Christmas is coming! And to help with the problem of gifting, my Christmas shop will be open tomorrow – Saturday 26th November – 10am-5pm at JB Studio in Newburgh.
I’ll have original oil paintings, card bundles, framed and unframed prints, Christmas decorations and a selection of gorgeous wooden items made from locally sourced wood (including driftwood from Newburgh Beach) by Bruce from The Cottack Workshop www.cottack.com
Come along for a mince pie and mulled wine while you browse!
It’s that time of year again – North East Open Studios is nearly upon us! I’m looking forward to welcoming people into my studio from 10th-18th September, 10-5pm (closed Tues 13th) to see my new collection of paintings made especially for NEOS: ‘The Colours of Home’.
The colours of the north east have been my inspiration this year – from evening sunsets and morning beaches, to clear summer days and rainy midweek landscapes, there is always a new colour palette to explore 🎨
These brand new paintings will be available to see and purchase in my studio from 10th, and will also be available here on my website from then too.
I’ll be having a preview evening on Fri 9th September, 7.30-9.30pm – please come along for a drink and a chat! Otherwise I hope to see you during the NEOS week!
I was really happy to have sold 4 paintings at the Charlie House Fundraiser Art Exhibition above, raising £290 for the charity (50% of the sales went straight to them). They raised a fantastic £7,000 from the event, which is brilliant for such a worthwhile charity.
I’m also donating the painting below of the Ythan Estuary to the local Newburgh Gala, to auction off in their Silent Auction tomorrow, 28th May, in the Beer Tent. Hopefully it will raise a bit for Gala funds!
It’s 21 days until Christmas – is your shopping done??
If not – or if you fancy treating yourself – pop along to JB Studio & Gallery today, Sat 4th December from 10-5pm!
There will be a large selection of original pastel drawings, oil paintings, framed and unframed prints, and boxes of greetings cards, all with a focus on this area of the northeast coastline.
I’m really excited about these tiny pastel drawings, fresh from the framer with a large mount and gold leaf frame – at £145 they’d make a lovely gift.
And these small jewel-like oil paintings are also a new addition to my shop – framed in a ‘St Ives’ double mount frame, I think it’s like looking through a little window onto a snapshot of nature!
These are £150-£160, perfect for a special and unique gift.
Hope to see you today but if not all available work will be for sale through my website too. Merry Christmas!
I’m really looking forward to NEOS this year, even though it will be a bit different due to covid restrictions. I have made a new body of work based around big skies and am looking forward to showing it. Luckily my studio is accessed through the garden so there’s no problem with having to go through my house. I am thinking it will be the same as visiting a shop, so please:
wear your mask
use the hand sanitiser I will provide
only 4 people will get in at once
and I am planning to have a 1-way system if it’s busy, so people can come in and go out different doors
I’m very excited that the free Moray magazine ‘Lifestyle’ has used my painting ‘Rocky View‘ on their front cover this month! I love it & think they have picked up the highlight colours really well in the design.
The magazine has a whole feature article on upcoming NEOS which hopefully will encourage people to come out for the event. You can read the magazine here.
I’m taking the plunge and supporting the Artists Support Pledge movement, which was set up by artist Matthew Burrows in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It is a global movement where artists can post work to sell for under £200 (excluding shipping) on Instagram under the hashtag #artistsupportpledge. If and when they sell £1000 worth of work, they pledge to spend £200 on another artists’ work. There is also the option to give a donation to charity. The work is for anyone to buy and is a great way to get affordable artwork.
A small collection of my work is currently being shown in the reception area of the Aberdeen Health Village in Frederick Street. There is a selection of views of the north east coastline including Aberdeen beach, Balmedie, Slains and Sandend.
Get your Christmas shopping started at our village shopping weekend where you can buy unique, original gifts directly from the artists! Claire Terris of Blue Wasp Creative and I will be selling a variety of original artworks along with many prints, cards and other products over the weekend of 30th Nov-1st Dec in our studios from 10-5pm. Come and browse our selections while having some festive refreshments in our cosy studios.
Amongst the items for sale in JB Studio will be the newly published book ‘The Lost Village’ which is a short story based on the story of Forvie Village which was covered in sand in a huge storm around 300 years ago. This is a collaboration between myself and my dad, George Strachan, where I have illustrated his story with my paintings. It’s a lovey book, retailing at £10 – great for a Christmas pressie!