Map your memories ! Up-cycle to recycle your cherished maps !

I will be running a block of 10 weeks block of up-cycling class with the House for an Art Lover starting on the 14th September. Its a great way to learn new paint technics and to up-cycle small pieces of furniture. For info and bookings look Here A while ago I used some old maps toContinue reading “Map your memories ! Up-cycle to recycle your cherished maps !”

Make Chalk Paint ! and Up-Cycle !!!

Up-cycling furniture Week end in Glasgow on the 22/23rd July, we will make chalk paint and work on your own furniture. Click here for details and booking  Up-cycling furniture 10 weeks block starting on the 14th September, you will make chalk paint and work on your own one or two pieces of furniture as well asContinue reading “Make Chalk Paint ! and Up-Cycle !!!”

Come and stencil Mackintosh at The House on the Hill

Up on the Hill, overlooking the Firth of Clyde there is a superb house, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for one of his favourite client Mr Walter Blackie. The Hill House is the very first Mackintosh property I ever visited when moving to Scotland. Its a beautiful building covered of white rough cast, in theContinue reading “Come and stencil Mackintosh at The House on the Hill”

Stencilling with Mackintosh a West end Festival stencilling class #WEF2017

To book for this day stencilling please click here Queens’ Cross church in the Glasgow West end is best know from many as “The Mackintosh Church” ! Indeed this is the only church the Art Nouveau Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh built. Its a very special building as today it houses the headquarters of the Charles RennieContinue reading “Stencilling with Mackintosh a West end Festival stencilling class #WEF2017”

Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop

On the 29th April, I was back in Northampton for the last stencilling workshop of 78, Derngate’s centenary celebrations. And the creativity I saw there was extraordinary. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was employed by Mr Basset-Lowke to refurbish the property in 1917 in a trendy, practical and beautifully harmonious house for himself and his young bride. SomethingContinue reading “Mackintosh as an inspiration – A great Stencil creating workshop”

“Lost in Translation”, I up-cycled my Asian travelling impressions on multimedia boards …

12 of my “Lost in Translation” boards and canvas are part of The summer exhibition at the Glasgow West End Thistle gallery between 17th of August and 3rd of September. I will be running a week end workshop on multimedia memory using similar techniques. We will be making boards at The House for an Art Lover in Glasgow.Continue reading ““Lost in Translation”, I up-cycled my Asian travelling impressions on multimedia boards …”

Tape and paint ! Upcycle the perfect triangle …

I will be running a full week end of up-cycling furniture in the lovely House for an Art Lover on the 22/23rd of July. for booking look here we have a few spaces left… but hurry they are going fast !   This season, my group of up-cyclers have been experimenting for their furniture with geometrical shapesContinue reading “Tape and paint ! Upcycle the perfect triangle …”

“Making Mackintosh” a great week end of creativity at 78, Derngate …learning about the stencilled heritage

I will be running a one day workshop in stencilling at 78, Derngate on the 29th of April, if you want detail and booking details look here. 78, Derngate is having a celebration this year… 100 years of enjoying the great designs that Charles Rennie Mackintosh created for the property while it was in theContinue reading ““Making Mackintosh” a great week end of creativity at 78, Derngate …learning about the stencilled heritage”

Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !

In 1917, Charles Rennie Mackintosh refurbished to the highest possible standard of both design and realisation a house at 78, Derngate – Northampton England for Mr Basset Lowkes a local industrialist. A very stylish property for the Art Lover that Basset Lowkes was. In 2017  78, Derngate is celebrating a very important anniversary … 100Continue reading “Making Mackintosh… 78, Derngate centenary events – stencilling workshop and heritage talk !”

New Art Deco Stencil inspired by Mackintosh #78100

In my Etsy shop This month there is a new addition, its a new stencil inspired by the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This time though no roses, no stylised Art Nouveau foliage, this is later work, very much Art Deco. I had the chance to recreate the 1920 border for the Centenary exhibition at 78,Continue reading “New Art Deco Stencil inspired by Mackintosh #78100”