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

St Mocha, Balmaha

St Mocha

With a recommendation from Lisa of Dear Green Coffee I visited St Mocha a nice wee café in Balmaha on the east shore of Loch Lomond. Its a beautiful place and well worth a visit, I had a stone baked pizza and you can tell they really care how they serve their coffee. Then took a scenic walk up Conic hill were you get an amazing view of the loch with its small islands, with the amiable company of some highland cows.


St Mocha,
The Oak Tree Inn,
Balmaha, Loch Lomond,

Open daily from 10am-6pm.

Stan’s Studio

stan's studio

Sarah Stanley at the counter

Exhibition space

Drawing in the café

Stan’s Studio is great new café/gallery run by Sarah Stanley over in Glasgow’s East End. It has a small gallery space and sell their own coffee blend “Get up Stan Up” made with Brasil Palmatal, Costa Rica Tarrazu and Ethipia Yirgacheffe. It primaraliy drip brew coffee and aeropress with a nice line in teas as well. I’d recommend Sarah’s homemade ginger beer and brownies too.

Stan’s Studio
43 Alexandra Park Street,
Glasgow – G31 2UB

Open Wed to Sat 10 – 5

Billy – The Jack Russell

Billy - The Jack Russell

I was asked to do a few dog portrait commissions – always happy to do them.

Strathclyde mounted police on a break

Strathclyde mounted police on a break

While I was drawing these guys, the boss came along to ask what I was up to. Turns out the gear the mounted police wear is really heavy and awkward so it was good just to sit down and relax before going on duty. As soon as it was clear I wasn’t taking the piss (her words) it was cool to continue drawing.