I enjoy the work of the French Impressionists, the Fauves and the Glasgow Boys, all of whom have helped shape my creative development.
I'm a graduate of RGU Grays School of Art where I specialised in Drawing and Painting.
I use different mediums, mainly acrylics, oils, gouache and pen and ink to explore the genres of Landscape and Still Life.
My appreciation for Art encompasses various cultures and movements. In particular, I enjoy the work of the French Impressionists, the Fauves, and the Glasgow Boys, all of whom have helped shape my creative development.
In an ever changing world, the tranquil havens of the Moray coast are a ready source of subject matter for my paintings. Everything from dramatic light, colours and shapes of cottages, patterns of shingle, to the peaceful calm of a gentle sea breeze help focus thoughts and ideas.
The small fishing village of Sandend provides particular inspiration for me, regardless of season or mood. During my student years, I was greatly influenced by the passion Joan Eardley felt towards Catterline; nowadays I can appreciate how easy it is to fall under the spell of such magical places.
I consider myself privileged to live and work in Moray, where some of Scotland’s most vibrant coastal scenery continues to inspire me.