Niagara comprises three spectacular waterfalls that straddle the border between Canada and the US. This journey took in Toronto, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. And, Justin Trudeau features in one of the photos!


Tee time

A few miles outside Glasgow but set in a landscape of firs, heathers and silver birches the Westerwood Hotel, has a view of its golf course. And there’s the Campsie Fells in the mist.


Next time: the bowling green in the heart of Hampstead…

‘A small town’ with ‘splendid passes, richly wooded and the highest mountains rising behind’ is how Queen Victoria described Tarbet on the western shores of Loch Lomond. It’s also the starting point for the round trip boats. Stunning how quickly – even in June – the rain can come and go across the loch.


Met the Glasgow Boys, introduced to the Scottish Colourists, boated on Loch Lomond and enjoyed haggis for breakfast. What treats. Lots of sketches and photos to work from….


Lots of outdoor work. A successful day last Saturday in Pond Square with non-stop visitors to our stall.


This coming weekend the paintings will visit the Hampstead School of Art marquee by Whitestone Pond. On the second weekend of July we’ll be ‘Painting Out Highgate’ and hopefully selling some pieces to support Lauderdale House and in honour of 5o years of the Highgate Society.

Kenwood looks wonderful at this time of year – the rhododendrons and azaleas are out and the amazing handkerchief tree, Davidia involucrata is at its flowering peak. So much to paint. The dairy looks fine now that the trees are in leaf.


The aim in both cases was to  add splashes of red and orange (and a few more colours, including indigo and sepia for the greys). The peppers are three times life size, the sketch of flowers are smaller.



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