Happy Halloween!

Halloween is different this year given COVID-19 restrictions, but fear not, it can still be enjoyed via modern Scottish paintings. Halloween Frolics With door to door guising (trick or treating) considered unsafe by the Scottish… View Post

Women at Work

Let’s celebrate the working lives of modern Scottish women artists, in images they painted of their professional and personal worlds. Dorothy Carleton Smyth: The Artist In Self-portrait of 1921 by Dorothy Carleton Smyth (1880-1931), the… View Post

Scottish Art in Newcastle

I’m half-Geordie, so I particularly enjoyed writing about modern Scottish art in the collection of the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. I wrote about paintings by the Glasgow Boy E. A. Hornel, Glasgow School of… View Post

‘Lockdown Loved Ones’ for The Fleming Collection

It’s great to see that my feature ‘Lockdown Loved Ones’ for the Fleming Collection, based on their holdings of modern Scottish art, has been published. Living under lockdown has meant that we are spending more… View Post

In Praise of the Park

With lockdown measures easing in the UK, join me In Praise of the Park where many of us are now enjoying the sunshine, via works in public collections. Urban parks are having something of a… View Post