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Nicholson painting kept a closely-guarded family secret

A painting by a Scottish artist described as a “pivotal” work of modern British art was passed off as a child’s artwork for decades in order to deter thieves. 326 more words

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Inspiring Impressionism – Exhibition Review


Many people will know the Impressionists.  Works by artists such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne can be found in museums and galleries across the world.  1,000 more words

Ministerial Loch

This beautiful loch is a short walk out of Edinburgh city centre, lying beneath Arthur’s Seat and with several achievements to its name.

For starters, it is the only natural freshwater loch in Edinburgh. 112 more words

Black And White Challenges

Winter days in Edinburgh

There are still no trains north of Carlisle due to the Lamington Viaduct repairs and the replacement buses increase the journey times. I managed to slip away from work and catch an earlier train out of Lime Street Station than I had originally planned. 612 more words


Gorgeous Galleries

Oh, how I love it when a museum has free entrance. Although the art in the national gallery of Scotland was pretty similar to a lot of art I’ve seen before, and it was kinda busy, the gorgeous red walls did make for a pretty location to take some pictures.


Velasquez and I Cook Eggs

Inspiration comes in packages of all shapes, sizes and compositions.  Recently I was gobsmacked by Velasquez Old Woman Cooking Eggs. There was a dynamism in the figures and objects and how they related to each other both in colour and shape.  85 more words


Christmas on Ice: Hamburg, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paris.

Photos by Pete Grafton

Christmas on Ice:  Hamburg, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paris.

Hamburg, Eisbahn Planten un Blomen, Neustadt.

Glasgow, George Square.

Edinburgh, Duddingston Loch

Paris, Hotel de Ville. 82 more words