Having grown up and studied on the west coast of Scotland, my imagination has always been fired by the vast landscapes and beauty of the Highlands, especially the various Islands of the Hebrides.
I’ve lived in England for many years and seem to have adapted my Landscapes to the altogether different, land-locked beauty of the Cotswolds. The sculpted marks and contours which I see every day are profoundly influenced by the vibrant colours and textures of the far North. The patterns and the light on the hillsides, fields, mountains and coastlines, are a constant source of inspiration.
These characteristics, both natural and man-made, have also taken me on a new and parallel journey into Abstract and semi-Abstract painting, which allows me to experiment with colours and textures, creating a freedom to express my thoughts and reflections on the canvas.
Each painting is a journey which can take various routes. The initial idea can take off in a different and unexpected direction, reaching a very different final destination ! It’s exciting and constantly challenging!
Working mainly with Acrylics, using Mixed Media, Pastels and Inks on Board, Paper and Canvas, I build the images with layers which all add to the texture and atmosphere of the paintings.
I have exhibited throughout Warwickshire, the Cotswolds and London.
I work from my Studio in Shipston-on-Stour in South Warwickshire, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
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