One of the first independent coffee shops I became aware of. To this day, they still do the best flat white in town, imho. Really good simple menu that I can recommend as well.

603 Great Western Rd,
Glasgow G12 8H

t: 07719 454376

Brew Lab

Brew Lab, Edinburgh

A great café near Edinburgh University. You’ll never be stuck for a good coffee in Edinburgh,
Brew Lab are one of the best and well worth checking out.

Brew Lab
6-8 South College Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

t: 0131 662 8963

Laboratorio Espresso

Laboratorio Espresso

The series of Scottish Independent Coffee shops – Laboratorio Espresso in Glasgow. It was a nice change painting this café as most of the ones I’ve done so far are based in old tenement buildings. The interior space was designed by Do Architecture and they’ve made a beautiful use of the limited space with a sympathetic use of polished concrete contrasted with the pattern of wooden panels. The simple colour palette really makes small bright sections of colour like the posters and cobalt blue coffee cups really pop.

Laboratorio Espresso
93 West Nile Street,
Glasgow, G1 2SH

t: 0141 353 1111

Habitat Café

The Habitat Café

Really enjoyed an impromptu visit to the Habitat Café in Aberfeldy on the recommendation of Lisa of Dear Green Coffee. Its run by Mike who certainly knows his beans and techniques so without a doubt you’ll get on of the finest coffees in Scotland here.

Habitat Café,
1 The Square, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DD

The Glad Café

The Glad Café

The Glad Café - exhibition

I’m currently having an exhibition over at the Glad Café, in the southside of Glasgow. There’s a preview of a new series of watercolours I’m doing for the Glasgow Coffee Festival in December. Its a selection of some of the best Independent Scottish Coffee spots from Glasgow and Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland. I’ve always loved the difference in the architecture with these shops and how you get rewarded if you simply look up and appreciate the view.

The Glad Café

1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG
0141 636 6119
The Exhibition will be running for November, 2014

Glasgow Coffee Festival
The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ
Run by Dear Green Coffee
The Festival will be on December 6th, 2014

View of the Clyde

View of the Clyde

A small landscape in oils.

(20cm x 20cm)

Originals and Prints


I’ve added some new original watercolours and prints to my Etsy store. If there’s a print or original that’s not listed please let me know and I’ll update the shop and add the item. I can also do portraits, pet as well, if there is anything you have in mind I’m sure I’ll be able to help.

Monster Munch

Monster Munch

Wasps Studio Open Day

The Multi Coloured Ziggurat Cake

Studio mate Ross McAuley and illustrator Lesley Barnes made this impressive Multi Coloured Ziggurat Cake for studio open day.

This inside cake was also made up of different coloured squares in a neapolitan cake style – you had to be there.

Business cards

I ran out of business cards so made these during open day. It made a nice change from my regular moo cards and think I might keep doing these.

Open day drawing

Drawing opposite my studio space – this is Ross MacAuley’s painting area with his paintings on display.

If you made it along, it was great to see you!

Wasps Artists Studios, the Brigagit

KFC overlooking the cathouse

KFC overlooking the cathouse