I am a landscape-inspired painter based in central Scotland. It is this location, alongside my emotional connection with the environment that drives my work.
Being outdoors and travelling is an essential part of my inspiration and I use my sketchbook to record observations of the landscape, lochs, and coastlines that I experience. My sketchbook, alongside the memory of the place and the process of using the materials, motivates me to produce my paintings. I am always looking for new ways to define a location and communicate the beauty and energy I find there. I repeatedly draw and paint the same scene, looking to capture how the different elements: trees, water, and sky, alter depending on time, my mood, perspective, or weather. The further I delve into this subject matter the more I appreciate how the experience of living in a rural setting during childhood, then in a city, and back to the countryside has exacted a strong influence on my painting.