Latest Paintings (see Shop page for more Scottish Landscape work)
Earlier 2018 work
All Our Lives
Previously on show at McNaughtan's Bookshop, Edinburgh, 22 Oct to 23
Works on Wood Panel
Works on Paper
Winter Pond (2017)
Forests, Kids & Nature
From solo exhibition at Embo Deli, Edinburgh, in 2017
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.
Older 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.