Portable Utopias
Utopias Private View 22 March 2019

Portable Utopias left to right:

Bliss Bombshell
Acrylic, Crayon, Chinagraph Pencil, & Pencil on Plywood
50 x 50 cm | 24 January 2019

Portable Utopia
Acrylic, Oilstick, Chinagraph Pencil, & Pencil on Plywood
100 x 50 cm | 25 January 2019

Electric Everything/Another Realm/Spangled Now
Acrylic on Plywood
50 x 50 cm | 31 August 2018


22 March - 4 April 2019, Summerhall, Edinburgh.

Syn Festival Website

Electric Everything/Another Realm/Spangled Now, Portable Utopia & Bliss Bombshell

I delivered my 3 paintings to the Upper Church, Summerhall, Edinburgh today. They will be hung tomorrow for the Syn Festival opening on the 22nd March at 6.30pm.

From the Syn Festival website -

Join us for the opening of Utopias exhibition at the Upper Church at Summerhall on Friday 22 March 2018 at 6.30pm. Eighteen contemporary artists who live and work in Scotland explore concepts of ‘utopia’. Taking as a starting point Thomas More’s groundbreaking book, first published in 1516, the artists present their own responses on utopian thought in the context of contemporary politics.
Invited artists: Alessandro Di Massimo, Rhona Taylor, Calum Thom and Olivia Turner.
Selected artists: Anna Berrino, Rachael Bibby, Andy Cumming, Michael Dawson, Sally Mairs, Nikkita Morgan, Callum Russell, StAm, Marissa Stoffer, Rhona Sword, Michael Kay Terence, Jamie Watt, Matthew Wilson and Ana Yarza.

To be continued . . .



Self Portrait 1961 Acrylic & Oilstick on Board | 40 x 40cm 22 February 2019

I did my first self-portrait last week. Well, a slight twist on the traditional idea of what a self-portrait should/may be like. I threw out the bathwater and left this baby image

When I did my self-portrait, I left all the pimples out because you always should. Pimples are a temporary condition and they don't have anything to do with what you really look like. Always omit the blemishes-they're not part of the good picture you want. – Andy Warhol

I left all my blemishes out too!