Save our home. Save Barr Bheag.

Our rather wonderful local Oban Phoenix Cinema wrote this article.

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Save our Home. Save Barr Bheag.

Our landlord, Anthony Robin Marshal of the Josephine Marshal Trust, want to demolish our home.

As double whammy.

He doesn’t want to comply with a Scottish court order to repair our home, to make it water tight and insulated.

This is the scorcher,  if Robin Marshal ‘intends’ to demolish our home then he can evict us. Nick, my boyfriend, has lived here for 13 years and is an assured tenant.

It is lunacy.

However, the Landlord need planning permission to demolish our home. Which means to stop him we need to stop the planning.

So PLEASE object here.

save Barr Bheag Object here



Thought for today.

Do stuff
be clenched, curious
Not waiting for inspiration’s shove
or society’s kiss on your forehead
Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention
Attention is vitality
It connects you with others
It makes you eager…

stay eager.

Susan Sontag

New Work.

Here in Argyll, Scotland we are still in winter’s cloak of subdued colours. But I crave the intensity of summer.

This painting, called ‘Light falling’, oil on aluminium, 4x4inches has vibrancy and depth. I’m not sure yet, how to translate what it is and feels like into words.


Garden Portraits.

Autumn light with Birch. de Mortimer.
Summer Honeysuckle. de Mortimer
Late spring Acer and Alium, de Mortimer
Oak tree, Cat and Hoar Frost. Glen Lonan, Scotland, 2016
Winter Oak and Buet. de Mortimer.
Summer Willow and rugs. de Mortimer.
Agapanthus and Vine. de Mortimer.
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Granny’s Bonnet and Land cress. de Mortimer.
Plum Blossom. de Mortimer.
Early summer green. de Mortimer.
Autumn Acer and Budlia. de Mortimer
Garden and Thomas.
Thomas cat and Geranium. de Mortimer

Landscape as Oil.