I retired from teaching Art & Design, in a Glasgow college, in June 2011 nd have since taken up full time residency on Coll.
Over the years of visiting the island, I have always utilised the unique landscape and lifestyle as a source of motifs to explore a variety of painting techniques and media.
I now intend to continue this practice on a full time basis.
Kip Poulson is a professional practising painter since leaving university in 1978 , producing images of the play of light on water, fishing boats and architecture. Kip works in the Hebrides, South of France, Switzerland, Cornwall & Scotland where he exhibits regularly each yea . Original paintings , particularly of Coll's stunning scenery , are on display in a permanent exhibition at The Lighthouse Studio in Arinagour, open daily all year round 10am - 8 pm . Visitors are very welcome . Commissioned work accepted by discussion with the prospective client . The kettle is always on even on damper days ! Take a stroll up the hill past the island Post office , bear right for 200 yards along the track and keep your eyes peeled for The Lighthouse Studio signed to your left.
Mermaids Purse is based in an authentic yurt in my back garden at Grishipol farmhouse where I sell my Arts & Crafts.
Opening days/times: MONDAY-SATURDAY 10.30am - 5.30pm (if the signs are not out then I am closed!)
OPEN SOME SUNDAYS IN SUMMER
Trading April to end of September/early October from the yurt.
By Appontment rest of the time. Please phone me on my landline before hand to arrange a mutualy convenient time to view.