Size 48 x 47 cm
Size 38 x 38 cm
Moonlit Beach Walk
Size 44 x 55 cm
With my work I try to do justice to the land and sea which I see before me, usually in Scotland. They are my passion and the reason I never struggle for inspiration.
I love to make new discoveries and find new visions around each corner, but, equally, I have certain favourite locations of which I never tire, returning over and over again, often finding a new light or element to capture.
It is Scotland’s ability to surprise, no matter how well you think you may know her, which has always amazed me. Long may it continue to do so.
My time in Collioure, France has manifested changes in the way I work. This was noted by Petra Pearce at the Outback Gallery on Islay who said: "Your time in collioure has enriched your painting in the subtle finishing which takes your work to the next level."
I was trained under the tutelage of Peter Howson, Norrie Kirkam and David Linley at Glasgow School of Art. All of them were, and remain, a huge inspiration, as are the brilliant Scottish Colourists.
Selected Galleries and Exhibitions
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Visual Arts Scotland; Art Exposure, Glasgow; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Glasgow Art Fair; Ainscough Contemporary Art, London; Chelsea Arts Fair; Eton Contemporary Fine Art Gallery; Paisley Art Institute (including St. Petersburg, Russia); Eastwood House, Glasgow; Green Gallery, Munich; Pittenweem Arts Festival; Jerdan Gallery, Crail; Macmillan Cancer Relief Exhibition, Glasgow; Red Rag Gallery, Gloucestershire; Scotlandart.com; Outback gallery, Islay; Ealain Gallery, Drymen; Duff House, Aberdeenshire with John Bellany; Lime Tree Gallery, Suffolk; Rowan Gallery, Helensburgh; Brighton Arts Festival Open Houses
Deloitte Touche, Macroberts Solicitors, Conoco (UK) Ltd, Callander’s, Graham Technology, Trades House of Glasgow, Kidstons of Glasgow, Collioure Municipal Collection
2011 Mackintosh Residency, Collioure, France
1997 Macroberts Mayfest Prize