I am a Painter living and working in Edinburgh. Inspired by my upbringing in the Scottish Highlands, much of my work is rooted in the Landscape.
Driven by colour, light, and the raw elemental factors presented to me, my work aims to be energetic and vibrant, exuding my love of the transience of the Landscape.
Light, sense of place, atmosphere and experience are fundamental elements in my work. The paintings come from my experience of, and relationship to the landscape. This may be through trying to capture the essence of a moment, weather, illumination, or perhaps colour.
My initial response is something intuitive, but a painting may end up being a collection of feelings, experiences or thoughts creating a kind of memory space. It is deeply elemental and transient, capturing something that a particular moment in that landscape exudes.
I work by collating a series of drawings, colour studies and collages, done on location, and then develops these in the studio, focusing on the main elements drawn from that particular experience. Colour and Light drive my work.