I was born in the Highlands of Scotland. Being brought up with the sea close on one hand and heather clad hills on the other, instilled me with a fascination of the natural world.
From as far back as I can remember this interest came hand in hand with a compulsion to translate my experience of the environment into paint. Despite this, I spent most of my adult life working in office administration, with drawing and painting continuing as ‘just a hobby’. It was not until I reached 40 that I decided to pursue a career in art. I currently exhibit in galleries such as, Macgregor Fine Art, Glasgow, The Castle Gallery, Inverness, The 1896 Gallery, Boat of Garten and Loch Eilein Gallery, Rothiemurchus to name a few.
I work in a variety of media but predominately watercolour, which I love for its fluidity, freshness and unpredictability, properties which I feel are echoic of Scotland itself. Many of my paintings feature the ever-changing sea, mysterious woods or the tiny, yet bold, wildflowers that carpet the countryside. I paint spontaneously, preferring not to over plan so that I can work with the medium rather than try to restrain it.
This allows the painting to change and progress with each piece of work becoming an exploration, not just of my subject but also of the paint and it’s interaction with water and paper. I maintain an element of experimentation within my work so that painting continues to be an adventure and quite simply, a joy.
Further examples of my work can be seen on my web site and I am happy to accept commissions so please feel free to enquire, on a no obligation basis.
A selection of this member's work is shown below - click to view a larger image in a new browser window.
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