"Melting Ice" - currently being exhibited in the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018 exhibition (for Figurative Art) at the Mall Galleries, London, till 17 Feb 2018

All Our Lives

Previously on show at McNaughtan's Bookshop, Edinburgh, 22Oct to 23

Dec 2017)


Works on Wood Panel


Works on Paper

Winter Pond (2017)


"Melting Ice", Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 70 x 3cm (currently pre-selected for Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018 Exhibition)

Forests, Kids & Nature

Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, June 2016

(NB All these paintings are now SOLD)


These paintings were created as a series of works all based at the same location, a rocky beach adjacent to Culzean Castle, in Ayrshire ( in the Sout West Coast of Scotland), a place I knew well from my child hood.  I wanted to capture the reality of a family walk on the beach in Scotland in January - the crisp clear light but with everyone wearing coats and hats. I am most interested in watching the children as they engage with the environment - often entering a "flow" state in which they are oblivious to the goings on around them as they are immersed in an inner world.    

"At the Beach", Acrylic & water-based oil, on board, 80 x 35cm (SOLD)

Mangrove Forest, 2015

These works were inspired by a trip to a small beach in the Florida Keys (USA), at the edge of a forest of mangrove trees. The shapes of the mangrove roots and trunks seem quite other-wordly to me and I wondered what my daughter was thinking as she encountered this type of environment for the first time.

Other Works (2015/16)


This painting was inspired by a woodland walk to a waterfall in Golspie, a small village near Brora in Sutherland (in the Scottish Highlands). The wooden boardwalk meandered through overhanging leafy green trees which created a beautiful atmosphere and light.  


This a large painting (100 x 100cm) on canvas, painted with acrylic underlayers and then water-based oil paint on top, giving an interesting textural surface with some sheen.



Trampolinists, 2015

Older works 

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