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Ashton Lane

Ashton lane is a short street in Glasgow’s West-End , cherished for its bars and restaurants . That’s the welcoming lights of the much loved Jinty M’Ginty’s at the end . I seem to be going through a phase of painting pubs at the moment ……. just when I can’t visit any !

The lights of Ashton lane

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Battlefield Rest

Battlefield Rest on Glasgow’s Southside started its life as a tram terminus before becoming a much loved Italian restaurant . It’s a beautiful and unusual shaped building that I’ve painted a number of times . This painting is acrylic on board ,  34×22 cm in size .

Evening lights at Battlefield Rest

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The Doublet in lockdown

‘Lights from the Doublet’ . The Doublet is a marvelous little pub on Park Road near Kelvinbridge in Glasgow’s West-End . I’ve depicted it on a miserable wet winter’s night when it’s neon lights would have been particularly inviting . Remember when you could actually go inside pubs and not just stare wistfully at them from outside ? Acrylic on board

Lights from the doublet

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Jordan in lace

In this painting I was experimenting with the translucent quality of lace when lit from behind . The ever patient Jordan was my muse .

Jordan in lace

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On the Edge

Another of my striped body series , painted during corona virus lockdown . The model is the long-suffering Jordan , perched on the edge of a stripe-covered sofa , so the title is both literal and a wee bit of a metaphor . Acrylic on board 90×76cm

On-the-Edge

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Broken Tiles & Blue Shadows

A newly finished acrylic painting . I’ve been working almost entirely in acrylic during the current covid pandemic – mainly on smallish paintings . Lots of tenement closes and this is the largest so far . 46×25 cm – acrylic on board

Broken Tiles & Blue Shadows

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Becky’s back in blue

Another painting produced in my lockdown studio . This time a re-working of a drawing study from a couple of years ago.

Becky’s back in blue

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Freedom in Dreams

We’re into the 6th week of corona virus lock-down and I’ve been working away in isolation in my studio . This is a painting that’s been on the easel for around 2 weeks and is now finished I think . Hopefully the title is appropriate .

Freedom in Dreams

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Stripes in isolation

The current corona-virus isolation is giving me the chance to explore some ideas I’ve had on my mind for some time . This is an addition to my ongoing series of work exploring stripes defining the human body .

Stripes in isolation

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Hannah with her tattoo

The first of a , hopefully , ongoing series of portraits of people and their tattoos . Hannah has the poem ‘The Call’ by Thomas Osbert Mordaunt tattooed onto her leg so I projected it onto her and incorporated it into the painting .

Hannah with her tattoo

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