A stitch in time saves ….

Cullen is a vibrant small community in the truest sense of what community stands for. It stands facing the cold north sea and it shelters between the mighty cliffs that surround it and the viaduct that stands over it like a sentinel being protecting the town. I love my visits there and my residency has…

no bad for an amateur eh …

Another fine week on the residency this visit brought a lot of out door activity, especially in Cullen where the dolphins put on a fine display. Last month when I was in Cullen and talking with Stevie (of the pet cemetery fame) i asked him about his thinking around being described an artist (outsider artist)….

there’s life jim …. (and hope)

I spend quite a bit of time in Garmouth and Kingston with its amazing spits of shingle beaches, most excellent adhocist beach structures and constantly moving landforms that create a marvellous other worldly environment which at times can seem barren of plants and life. However look a little closer with the right person guiding you…

birds of a feather (cats too)

Great to see Stevie again this most recent visit to Cullen while I was up capturing some additional shots needed for the short film piece I am making about him and the most marvellous Pet Cemetery he has created. I had a lot of time on my hands this trip as there were many cancellations…

cullen pet cemetery – outsider art environment

CULLEN PET CEMETERY – OUTSIDER ART ENVIRONMENT MAKER : STEPHEN FINDLAY (born 1928) Retired, former forestry worker and refuse collector MATERIALS : BEACH STONES, SHELLS, PAINT, TYPOGRAPHY, WILDFLOWERS. LOCATION : The Pet Cemetery can be found by going east past the harbour, along Portlong Road nestling in the shelter of the steep brae on the…

out of the darkness – member showcase – ross mcshane

out of the darkness – member showcase – ross mcshane As I have mentioned already I am helping out the staff at Out of the Darkness Theatre Company with our rockstar project. Out of the Darkness Theatre Company is a professional theatre company located in Elgin, Scotland, who create and perform an inclusive and engaging…