Gaining a BA Hons in Design from The Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels, certainly influences my occasional use of unlikely colour and tone within my landscapes. Often using colour to describe emotions as well as playing with light and shade.
I paint landscapes of ‘special to me’ places, mostly around Edinburgh and the Lothians almost always with water or trees and sometimes both. I like to find the unusual in ordinary places and hope to evoke a memory or sense of place to the viewer.
Nothing pleases me more than when a customer describes that they can almost smell the sea or that it has evoked some childhood memory.
I work from my full-time studio on the site of the original Prestonpans Pottery, right on the shore , with a view over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh - a great source of inspiration for my work.
I work mostly in oil and acrylic but do dabble with watercolour and ink occasionally. From Seascapes to Treescapes, Harbours to Cityscapes, it all depends on the mood of the day!
3 Harbours Annual Art Festival
St. Andrew Blackadder Easter Exhibition
North Berwick Art Group Summer/Winter Exhibition
Riccios Gallery Exhibition in conjunction with Dalkeith Arts
East Linton Annual Exhibition
Annual Open Studios Event
The Atelier Gallery, Edinburgh
The Gallery Melrose, Scottish Borders