Tag: wildlife

Ospreys Return

It’s that time of year again when Ospreys begin to return to Scotland from their over-winter in warm African climes. I often see them around the local area and, with plenty of lochs, there is no shortage of food. Nearby Loch Leven is a great place to Osprey watch around August time. Many birds spend […]

Read more

Snow Days

I love winter and snow days, especially when the sun is out. This time of year the light is amazing. A proper winter definitely beats those dull, damp, grey winter days I often experienced in my native Hampshire. Snow was a rare occurrence where I grew up. Once every ten years there would be a […]

Read more

Red Deer Rut

I’m lucky to have a deer farm nearby where in late September and into October I get to experience the sights and sounds of the Red Deer Rut. The stags’ bellows echo around the village, as each male strives to become the best to gain the hinds affections. During the rut I went to photograph […]

Read more

Puffin Paintings and Wildlife of the May

This blog takes a look at the inspiration behind a couple of my Puffin wildlife art paintings. My Puffin paintings were inspired by visits to the Isle of May, a small island in the Firth of Forth. I first visited in 2013 on a beautiful summer’s day, in comparison to 2014, when it was wet, […]

Read more

Wildlife Art: Golden Eagle, Golden Skye

This blog takes a look at the inspiration behind one of my wildlife art paintings: Golden Eagle, Golden Skye. During November 2013, I was undertaking a long walk on the Isle of Skye. It was mid-morning and the light across to the Outer Hebrides was stunning. Shafts of sunlight broke through the clouds, illuminating the […]

Read more