Snow drop

Snow drop

I planted these last year so it was cool seeing them flower, good for a small watercolour study.

Quarrier’s Village

Quarrier's Village

Quarrier’s Village and Mount Zion church as part of a series of watercolours I was commissioned to do.

Sketchbook/phone case

Sketchbook/phone case

I altered/modified a Midori traveller’s notebook into a phone case combo.

Coincidentally the small moleskine notebooks are the perfect height to use, I just needed to trim the edge by about 1.5cm and it was a good fit.

Chickens

Chickens...

Ducks

Ducks

Original Artwork Giveaway

Original Artwork Giveaway

As a thank you for all the support doing the café paintings I’m doing an original artwork competition.

If you’d like your favourite café painted and you get to keep it – simply take a photo of your cafe and tag it with my name and #coffeespot so I’ll be able to see it on Instagram.
I’ll include a couple of calendars for runner ups too!

It won’t be random I’ll go through all the entries so the odds of winning are pretty good! I’m looking forward to seeing what types of cafés are out there.

Let’s do this! 😄 #freeborncoffeespots

I’ll leave it open this week to give you time to take a photo.

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Please note - I’m running this giveaway on Instagram only! My username is wilfreeborn.

18/01/15 Update: I’ve chosen the winners, I’ll post the new paintings as soon as I’ve done them! Thank you for entering.

The Sparkle Horse

The Sparkle Horse

A Christmas commission of the great Glasgow pub, The Sparkle Horse.

I hadn’t really planned to do more building facade paintings as I was pretty much focussed on getting the coffee shop paintings done so it was a surprise to get this commission and I’ve have had a few more enquiries of doing new buildings. If you fancy your own or favourite building painted, it doesn’t need to be in Scotland drop an email we and can take it from there!

Coffee Spots

Coffee Spots

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This is a new calendar for 2015 a collection of some of the best independent coffee shops in Scotland. It includes 5 from Glasgow, 5 from Edinburgh with one in Aberfeldy and another from the Isle of Skye.

Update: 18/1/15 Sorry Sold out! I’ll add some prints of the cafés soon to my Etsy store, if there is a particular one you’d like me to add please let me know .

January – Fortitude Coffee – Edinburgh
February – Laboratorio Espresso – Glasgow
March – Artisan Roast – Edinburgh
April – Habitat Café – Aberfeldy
May – Machina Espresso
June – Avenue G – Glasgow
July – The Brew Lab – Edinburgh
August Glad Café – Glasgow
September – Single Track – Isle of Skye
October – Papercup – Glasgow
November – Stan’s Studio – Glasgow
December – Wellingtons – Edinburgh

Coffee Spots

Coffee Spots

The series I’ve been working on has been collected in a calendar that’s going to be released at this years first Glasgow Coffee Festival at the Briggait. Its a collection of some of the best independent coffee shops in Scotland. It includes 5 from Glasgow, 5 from Edinburgh with one in Aberfeldy and another from the Isle of Skye.

The design has been done by the talented Chris Logan. Its not been produced like regular calendar. I really wanted the pages to be on heavy paper stock (300gsm) and loose with enough space that you can cut the dates off easily so you can keep each page as a print. So in effect you’re getting a small collection of prints as well as a calendar. The front cover is printed on really good quality card stock and each one has been individually numbered out of an edition. It’s held together by a strong bull dog clip which you can use to hang on your wall or the two holes if you prefer small nails. Can’t wait to show you more pictures later.

I’ll put it up on my Etsy store on Monday after the festival is over.

Avenue G

Avenue G

A coffee shop based on Byres Road in the West End of Glasgow. It was a hard choice to decide drawing this place or their newer café on Great Western Road. I came here first so for old times sake it would have to be Byres Road.

Avenue G
291 Byres Rd,
Glasgow G12 8TL