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Working creatively with others offers opportunity for Artful Living the more art we make, the stronger we are at understanding and rendering the world we live in or dream of.


Image description : Gathering  of ideas on paper, here the work exploring printmaking with the kids at the Edinburgh Drawing School. Our end of session wall of work is alway wonderfully fresh.   

Creativity had no age limits, its not biased like that!

It's richly rewarding I feel its just a matter of tapping in and tuning in (or vice versa: tuning out..!)

Above image credit: My pre covid art groups older and younger.

What ever life thows us, try to  aprciate the macro micro universally chaotic order of things. check out these 5 pics of my students work, some of my sketchbook penworks and below my landscape oils .

Jaya OgilviE

BA MA Fine Art

 Artful living

The great thing about being an artist is that you create a piece and then you make some more and you keep on going until you are satisfied ~ its compulsive, in a good way!

I believe strongly that Art should be accessible to all. Creativity has no age limits, it shows no bias.


~Tutoring, teaching and holding workshops

Alongside my solitary practice and to feed my playful and sociable side, I like to teach and colaborate with others.


I deliver tailored art workshops and commissions to individuals or collectives.

In responce to the pandemic my online art classes are growing in popularity. These, virtual, classes encourage and promote connection with others, the benifits of group creativity is well documented.  

I get excited forging strong bonds with others.  I enjoyed working with the Edinburgh Science Festival which brought Art and Science together. 'Drawing on the Beauty of Birds' involved myself and my co-host (an RSPB lecturer) presenting an interesting and engaging afternoon of Art and information, culminating in a group exhibition.


I experience shear joy in enhancing environments with good design and art work. Art helps the learning brain and stimulates mood enhancement. It's wonderful to see my clients grow in confidence and devlop their unique visual styles, lavishing Artfull  Living.

Am I experieced ? Yes I am
Whilst growing up I was engaged in an creative environment and this has been a permanent fixture in my life.  This has offered me many experiences, from curating exhibitions for other artist and myself, to public speeking and critiquing as enjoyed last January with Holyrood Art group crit I delivered.
During my BA & MA  Fine Art I tutored first year art students at university and 11-year-old school groups in primary schools.  Which sparked my passion for working with blossoming and experienced artists alike. 
Private collectors have bought my work and it is available for purchase on my onlie gallery. I am a practising artistI love to see ideas come to life and visually problem solve.

When I am not teaching I am either on with a painting, drawing  or playing mama to my three beautiful clever children. We have our wee spot on the Isel of Mull and we love to visit there often as a family, it offers much inspiration.



In the2000's  along side rasing a young family of 3 kids, I carried on freelancing part time. I worked with art forums, new creative buisnesses, exhibiting and community education art projects, small school projects to linc comunities, working with young people and older , those cut off by rural localtions or oportunities.  


Offering expert Art sessions, long-term and short projects with a variety of mediums and hats on is keeping me allways on the hop.



looking at the world with fresh eyes is important to imaginatively find ways of making it better.

Variety is the spice of life!

I aim to draw the inner sparks of creativity from within finding form for idea is my job. Finding the meduim for best expresion constantly surpises me-  why variety is the spice of life!

Nature and Mother Earth forever inspirations. Its a bio diverse co living life share artry and kindly.

<Image credit: Mull.  oil on canvas Jaya Ogilvie . Always inspired by the light.


Ready to get lit ?


alex humphrey self portrait.jpg


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