All Our Lives
Previously on show at McNaughtan's Bookshop, Edinburgh, 22Oct to 23
Works on Wood Panel
Works on Paper
Winter Pond (2017)
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.
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.