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I live on the beautiful island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.
I am an enthusiastic painter in watercolour and acrylic. My principal subjects are usually this island, the surrounding sea and places I have visited on holiday. 

In 2017 I celebrated my seventieth birthday and to mark the occasion I set myself the challenge of completing seventy new artistic endeavours, one each day for the seventy days leading up to my big day.

In 2018 the big event here was the St Kilda Challenge Race. So, I set myself my own challenge, to complete twelve paintings to illustrate a St Kilda calendar for 2019. During the few days of the Challenge Race a few of us set up stalls near to the pontoons. Apart from selling several calendars and some of my paintings we enjoyed lovely chats with some of the  people participating in the race.

In 2020 I was in the process of preparing a St Kilda calendar for 2021, when, like for everyone else, lockdown suddenly changed my plans. I fancied a change of layout, so spent the summer redesigning the format and at the same time researched alternative printing firms. It seemed a shame not to make use of this work, so in late November I decided to go ahead with a small print run to check the layout and the print firm I had chosen. It all worked very well and made an extra Christmas present. 

I have just completed production of a St Kilda calendar for 2024 using the same format.



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