In Helensburgh 24 #bigroses lead the way from the station to The Mack Club

This week saw #Thebigroses back in Helensburgh but this time right in the centre of the town when The Mackintosh Club  hosted a masterclass in stencilling in its glorious premises at 40, Sinclair Street, 2 up… Local ladies arrived at 10am on the dot, two of them were local artists Lesley Carruthers and Mary Batchelor. TheyContinue reading “In Helensburgh 24 #bigroses lead the way from the station to The Mack Club”

STENCILLING CLASS !!! 22nd/23rd October – The House for an Art Lover

Pushing paint through the holes of a template to produce a design, could be the most simplistic definition of stencilling but probably the most accurate ! Off course you use a brush ! The best thing about Stencilling is the beautiful result anyone can get without being specifically artistic. I love the way participants all usingContinue reading “STENCILLING CLASS !!! 22nd/23rd October – The House for an Art Lover”

24 #Big roses at The Mackintosh Church A Pure Dead Brilliant experience !

Queens Cross Church in the Maryhill Area of Glasgow is the only church that Mackintosh fully built. Thats may be why locally we call it The Mackintosh Church. It’s located at the cross road of Maryhill and Garcube roads next door to Partick Thistle football grounds in a really popular area of Glasgow. Locals rememberContinue reading “24 #Big roses at The Mackintosh Church A Pure Dead Brilliant experience !”

24 #bigroses at The Hill House

This morning, 24 beautiful ordered large cabbage roses are adorning the lawn in front of  The Hill House in Helensburgh, that Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed for the publisher Blackie in the early 1900’s, a pure Scottish Art Nouveau Gem ! They are the result of the first day of  #thebigroseproject , an art project I am running thisContinue reading “24 #bigroses at The Hill House”

UP CYCLING AS A WAY OF LIFE – a new up cycling class this Autumn – in Glasgow

Many years ago this trunk caught my eye in a “around the corner” charity shop, I remember vividly buying it for £10… that was in the days when you paid “normal prices” for things (that does make me sound a little old but really it was the good times and not so long ago whenContinue reading “UP CYCLING AS A WAY OF LIFE – a new up cycling class this Autumn – in Glasgow”

Doors Open day talks #GlasgowDOD

For many years now September has brought a treat along with the doors open day #DOD for a whole week end with a week end crescendo a great number of buildings all over Europe open to the public free of charge. A great chance to discover local history, enter secret places and lean a greatContinue reading “Doors Open day talks #GlasgowDOD”

Art is the Flower… Multimedia class for The House for an Art Lover’s 20th anniversary – October 2016

This is about the multimedia class I have created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Art for an Art Lover, it will run during the Mackintosh festival in October 2016

Talk – Demonstration on Mackintosh Stencilling at The Hill House – Helensburgh

Being blessed with the great chance to work with stencils I take great pride and pleasure in sharing my knowledge and I will be doing this during the summer in the lovely  The Hill House National Trust Property in Helensburgh. That great turn of the century building was once designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for hisContinue reading “Talk – Demonstration on Mackintosh Stencilling at The Hill House – Helensburgh”

Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing

Last Thursday was the second up-cycling furniture session. After the original chaos of the first week I am happy to say participants had started getting the hang of the methods and made friends between them and with their piece of furniture and material. Thinking outside the box (the tin of paint…) is my teaching method. IContinue reading “Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing”

Stencilling Mackintosh – 2nd/3rd April 2016

What better place than The House for an Art Lover to come and learn from scratch the art of Stencilling and learn how to introduce Glasgow Style in your interior.              Built in the 1990’s from the original plans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh from the turn of the century HAL is a beautifulContinue reading “Stencilling Mackintosh – 2nd/3rd April 2016”