Painting award

By John MacLean, 25/08/18:


Congratulations to artist Eilidh Smith, whose artwork ‘Ready for a Ceilidh’ won the Daler Rowney Award in the artist category at this year’s exhibition at Nottinghamshire’s Patchings Art Centre.

I had the pleasure of framing this large artwork prior to its departure for exhibition: the painting was set into a deep rebate wood frame with a narrow spacer between the painting and the glass. The frame moulding was primed then painted with six coats of paint mixed exactly to complement the blue-grey tones in parts of the artwork.

I specialise in making frames to customers’ individual requirements. Whenever possible, frame mouldings used are approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, which certifies woods sourced from responsibly-managed forests.

Please get in touch if you have artwork you want framed to the highest standard, whether it’s for exhibition, for your own walls or for giving as a gift.

Ready For A Ceilidh by Eilidh Smith


Outer Hebrides shortlisted for awards

By John MacLean, 17/01/15


Following on from Lewis & Harris winning the Best European Island Destination title, awarded by the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor last year, the Outer Hebrides have now been shortlisted twice in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Eoropie beach in Ness is up for the Beach of the Year award, while the Outer Hebrides as a whole will compete to win the Holiday Destination of the Year award. Voting is open until 31st January, 2015!