Added on Sunday 16 Dec 2007
Hope you are all well and not too stressed by the run up to Christmas. I seem to have things under control well before Christmas, well the cards are done anyway and don't believe in starting the Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve!
I've been really busy recently painting commissions for the festive season with orders coming from as far a field as Dumfries, Whitburn and even London. It's great to be promoting Glasgow as a beautiful place through my website.
I have also met up with Lynne Scobbie who does the paintings on the railings. This is excellent for me as Lynne has a tremendous wealth of experience which she is generous enough to share and she helps me immensely.
In between working and painting I managed a trip to Amsterdam with my wife at the end of November. What a City! I don't we've ever had such a good holiday. The place is an inspiration so don't be surprised if you see an Amsterdam influence in my new work.
I have just completed a new series of work which you can see on my website www.scottishillustrations.co.uk. Ashton Lane still remains my most popular picture and I've updated it as well as adding Oran Mor and the Cloisters at Glasgow University to the collection - so if you are like me and need last minute inspiration for a gift , give me a shout.