Retireman 1995 -
So now that I've retired, I've got all the time in the world. That's what I thought but in fact I am as busy as ever. One of the first things that came up was a competition to design a symbol for a local area Community Education Centre which I entered and won.
And this was my submission
My personal Christmas card business for pleasure was, and is still to the fore and here are just a few which you might enjoy.
In 1995 we downsized to a new house and this was
the inspirational view from the front window that year
This one was just an excuse to return to my designer roots
We were now closer to the sea so why wouldn't Santa cool off
between trips down the chimneys.
And the last one, for which I was paid, enabled me to
induge in creativity once more with the take on CPL.
This card was done in the spirit of humanity some years back. Sorry if I ommited your lot but there just wasn't enough room on the tree.
Tollcross park was where I spent many happy hours and went to the school you can see in the background
The only hint of Christmas being the little robin on the seat.
In that same park in Glasgow was this great little museum. Many of our old chums had fond childhood memories of it.
This little landscape was a recent interpretation which I did from a very good photograph taken by a good friend of mine called Nigel Scott who lives in Aberdeen. Visit his website http//www.nigelscott.com to view some of his other work.
My painting which is quite small was ' dashed off ' to show Nigel how good it could look as a watercolour. Although I have never seen the mountain in real life but working again from the photograph I may just take the notion to paint it on a larger scale sometime.
Title; Heathrow to J.F.K. via Achill.
A large oil colour depicting a group of standing stones which were specially commissioned as part of series of sculptures on' The Mullet' in Co. Mayo in Ireland. It stands on a hilltop which overlooks Achill Sound, hence the title, inspired by the amount of aircraft on route to the USA.
My youngest daughter's three children were having snapshots taken around the same stones
so I decided to place them on top and in front in order to add some life this large oil painting
which now hangs pride of place on the wall of the grand upstairs landing in their house.