78 Derngate a centenary celebration – The 1920’s Hall Lounge recreation

At number 78 Derngate in Northampton there is a small house which is celebrating this year the 100th anniversary of its refurbishment by a very famous architect. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I had the great privilege to work with the exhibition team and my role was to recreate two of the heritage stencilled scheme… Not seenContinue reading “78 Derngate a centenary celebration – The 1920’s Hall Lounge recreation”

New Stencilling class at the glasgow city heritage trust 

Learning a new skill is a good way to … pass the time during cold winter weekends but also make friends and giving yourself the tools to tackle home improvement ! I will be running a one day stencilling workshop at The Glasgow City Heritage Trust on the 19th of November. During that day weContinue reading “New Stencilling class at the glasgow city heritage trust “

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”

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”

The Big Rose project #BIGROSE 2016 – 2017

The Big Rose project is coming back in 2017 and I am excited to take part in a Heritage Walk with the The Maryhill Burgh Hall as part of The West End Festival on the 10th of June between 11am and 1pm. We will walk throughout historic Maryhill and discover  the hidden histories of its industrial pastContinue reading “The Big Rose project #BIGROSE 2016 – 2017”

“Stencilling Mackintosh”, Glasgow roses in the Mackintosh church for the West end Festival

It was over 20 years ago that I discovered my two loves… Stencilling and a Rose but not any rose … This one comes from Glasgow and was designed at the turn of the 20th century by a talented man and his young wife. Charles and Margaret both young artists, both so talented. Have youContinue reading ““Stencilling Mackintosh”, Glasgow roses in the Mackintosh church for the West end Festival”

Recycle while Upcycling you will make this world a better place 

Upcycling Furniture was a short serie of upcycling furniture class I ran for The House for an Art Lover in the Spring 2016. I will be running this class again (10 weeks of 2.5 hours on a thursday night) from the 22nd September. For details read New Evening class ! Up-cycle furniture and for bookings here Last ThursdayContinue reading “Recycle while Upcycling you will make this world a better place “

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”