My work explores our connection to the natural world
I hope my paintings bring you joy
A preview of my current work in progress. Exploring the the beauty and atmosphere of the "Machair" in the Outer Hebrides. The cycle of life is reflected in the landscape and wildlife within it and this provides the inspiration for my current work. Working with oil and cold wax, sometimes over textured layers of acrylic, using a variety of techniques including glazing and scumbling to create complexity and optical mixing. I enjoy using random marks and fluid paint which I can move around to create layers.
When I first started painting I painted very realistic detailed bird and wildlife paintings. I am now experimenting with a more abstract approach to my bird paintings trying to capture the behaviour and characters of the birds. My inspiration is the style of Matisse,