Morning Storm off Barra
Size 59 x 59 cm
Born in 1961, my earliest childhood memories are of paints, crayons, and the mountains of pencils. I have been painting professionally for over 6 years, working mainly in oil, but also in acrylics and mixed media. I have travelled and lived across the UK and Ireland, much of it by the sea which is a constant inspiration for my work.
Now based in Glasgow I continue to try and capture the light and moods of coastal Scotland and Ireland in my paintings.
Evocative,romantic, wild and magnificent the Sea is the never ending inspiration and motivation for my work. From glassy obsidian black to the looking glass reflection of the setting sun, the infinite changes of colour and aspect defy the artists hand to tame. My work tries to capture not only the the salt spray, the crashing wave, but the feeling, memory, and essence of the sea in its many guises.
My work is held in private collection across the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada.
Glasgow Evening Times July 23rd 2011
Big Issue -Scotland July 09th 2009
Glasgow Evening Times June 29th 2009
Art Exposure Gallery - Glasgow 100 Pebbles - solo event for Beatson Pebble Appeal July 2011
Union Gallery Edinburgh Now we are two June 2011
Art Exposure Gallery Glasgow Many May Moments May 2011
Union Gallery Edinburgh Making Waves Exhibition March 2011
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery Aspect Prize exhibition 2009
Island Gallery St Ives 2007