About | FAQs

My work is made to be shown and loved in people’s homes or workspaces and I really enjoy connecting with the people who collect my work – it’s a great part of my job!

I’ve answered the most commonly asked questions here but if you can’t find the answer to yours, just let me know.

How can I buy your work?

Art available for immediate purchase online is listed in my shop with quick and trustworthy payment made through PayPal. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, let me know. This work is unframed and can be posted to any UK address (worldwide shipping will be coming soon).

Work in the gallery with an ‘Enquire’ button is also available but may be framed behind glass, so can be shipped via courier within the UK only. Your enquiry will come direct to my inbox, so just add your details and that of the work you like and I’ll be able to work out shipping costs for you.

Work labelled as ‘Sold’ has happily found its way to a new home. Work with no ‘Enquire’ link is either available through an exhibition or on loan, but if you are interested in particular work please do get in touch. Subscribers to my Studio Newsletter are first to have access to new work.

How can I be sure it will fit well in my space?

I understand that buying art that you love is very personal and can take time, so I’m happy to help you make the choice that’s right for you.

All artworks for sale have their dimensions listed so the first thing to do is a quick check of your space with a tape measure. If you’re not quite sure, would like to consider how a few different works would look together or need advice on hanging them, I can create a mock-up of the work on your wall from your own photo, or even do this live with you on a video call. To request this service simply email me.

How much does it cost?

I know how frustrating it can be when you see artwork you love but without any prices given, so here are some general guide prices for my work:

  • Woodland drawing – drawings on paper in charcoal, conté and pastel made in front on the tree, A5 – A2 size, price £60 – £240 unframed
  • Painting – works in oils, oil pastel and soft pastel on prepared paper made in the studio. A4 – A2, price £90 – £240 unframed
  • Drawing – drawings on paper in charcoal made in the studio. A3 – A0, price £150 – £600 unframed

I am happy to discuss paying in installments for larger purchases.


Can I visit your studio?

Yes – if you’re interested in purchasing work and can travel to Edinburgh I’d be happy to arrange a personal studio visit. Alternatively we can arrange a virtual visit by video call where I can show you any work I have currently in the studio. Arrange a visit.

Can I commission you to draw or paint a tree?

I meet lots of people who share my love for trees and many who have favourite individual trees or species. If this is you and you’d like to talk to me about drawing or painting your personal favourite, I’d be glad to have a chat with you.

However, for me to make you a beautiful work of art that does your tree justice, I have to feel that same connection to it. This part of the art making process is very personal and unpredictable so I like to be upfront and honest about the fact that this doesn’t always happen. I will only take on a commission if I feel I can make the art work you deserve.

Please note, I work from trees that I can visit and draw in person. Photographs can be good supporting material and can help me decide if I can take on the commission, but I cannot work from client photos only.

Do you work with others on projects?

Yes – I really enjoy collaborating with others and have worked with fellow artists, poets, ecologists, scientists and community organisations on many projects. Working with people with different knowledge and approaches has broadened my creative development, so if you have an idea for a project let me know, I’d love to hear it.


Can you teach me to draw?

Absolutely – I’ve taught hundreds of adults and am quite convinced that anyone can improve their drawing with support and tuition. I also think that there’s immense value in learning alongside others, so am currently focusing on doing live classes and workshops, both online and in-person. Find out more about how I can teach you here»

How can I follow your art?

That’s easy! You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for daily(ish) goings on, but to be the first to access new work, exhibitions, courses and events, subscribe to my studio newsletter here»

Why trees?

Well that’s a longer story…for a little insight into why I’ve chosen to make art about trees, have a look at my blog.

Links

  • Most of the photos of me on this website are by my friend and excellent photographer Sheila Masson.
  • If you’ve enjoyed my work, have a look at two of my favourite creative collaborators, photographer/poet Steve Smart and artist Anne Gilchrist.
  • To learn more about the UK’s fantastic ancient tree heritage start with the Ancient Tree Forum and for a resource about how trees and woodland link with wider cultural and ecological issues, see UKEconet.

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