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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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Kelvingrove Art Gallery

An early Autumn view from Glasgow University towards Kelvingrove Art Gallery in the city’s West-End .

Early evening and long shadows – Kelvingrove

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Horselethill

This is a recently finished painting , completed as a commission . It depicts the Glasgow University Medical department building in Glasgow’s West End , on one of my favourite named streets in the city . ‘Last leaves of Autumn on Horselethill’

Last leaves of Autumn on Horselethill

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Not quite Narcissus

My amalgamation of the Venus at her mirror and Narcissus myths . My largest ( so far ) mezzotint

Not quite Narcissus- Jasmine in Govan

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Dennistoun Stairs

This is one of four paintings I’ve recently finished of the same close in Dennistoun in Glasgow’s East End . It’s part of a commission . When I was initially approached to do it I was a little unsure as I know the area fairly well and , well , to be diplomatic , I wasn’t convinced there’d be a palace awaiting me . It isn’t a palace , but it is a lovely close with a very unusual layout and shape which inspired me to produce several paintings and I daresay there’ll be a few more in the future . I’ve called it ‘Red Stairs in Dennistoun ‘

The red stairs , Dennistoun

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Horselethill

This is a watercolour I’ve just finished . While going through my usual desperate attempts to come up with a decent title for it I was delighted to discover that it’s of a street called ‘Horselethill Road ‘ I’ve lived in Glasgow for over 31 years , about 10 of those in the West-End not too far from the subject matter of this painting but I don’t think I’ve been aware of the name before . I’m sure there are lots of other quirky street names around but it’s always a delight to find a new one to me . Apologies to anyone who lives on Horselethill Road for my ignorance . I believe the main building depicted here belongs to Glasgow University . Anyhow , it’s called ‘Autumn colours on Horselethill Road ‘

Autumn Colours on Horselethill Road

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Kelvingrove Bowling Green

A watercolour of the splendid Kelvingrove bowling green and tennis courts as seen from the junction of Sauchiehall Street and Kelvinway , with the illustrious Park Circus hovering in the background .

Dusk Falling on Kelvingrove Bowling Green

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Glasgow’s Rotunda

The two rotunda buildings lie on the North and South banks of the river Clyde in Glasgow . They were build as the end points of the tunnel under the river , now long since blocked . This one , in the South , is now a swanky office space .

Dusk Reflections at the Southern Rotunda

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Rain at Kelvingrove Gates

Sometimes it rains in Glasgow . This is a fairly typical scene at the city’s most well known park .

Rain at Kelvingrove Gates

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‘In Stripes ‘

This is one of the largest ‘pure’ mezzotints ( as opposed to mixed etching and mezzotint ) I’ve done . It depicts a regular model of mine , Jordan . I toyed with the idea of giving it a title punning on her name , but went in the end with the simple ‘In Stripes ‘ as what I intended to do in the work was define the body with stripes .

‘In Stripes’

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