Each year we head to the Outer Isles for a family holiday. Whatever the weather we always have the best of times, and this year was no exception. Most days were spent on the beach, with my husband and girls investigating rock pools, the dog going mad in the sand and me soaking up as much of it as I can.


I sketch and photograph whenever possible whilst I’m on North Uist. It’s my way of unwinding. There is so much to inspire and motivate – the colours and textures of the sea, shore, lochs and hills. Everywhere you look there’s something…

I also finally remembered to bring some pots with me to shoot amongst the landscape that inspired them…

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On the rocks, please

I’ve not been doing much work this week as I have family staying. With the onset of the summer holidays I’m looking forward to our yearly visit to the Outer Isles. All being well, and weather permitting, I’ll have a chance to breathe in some real inspiration. The beaches and sea colours there have to be seen to be believed. In the meantime, by way of an interim fix, I’ve been having a look at some of the photos and sketches I’ve done on our last few beach trips. As you’ll see I have a thing for rocks…

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