Water and pigment, for me it's a magical combination.

I find my inspiration in the effect of light and weather on the landscape. Dramatic stormy skies, or days when scudding clouds cast shadows on the ground; each is equally interesting. Old, crumbling buildings are another subject that I look for. I love their interesting shapes, and their nooks and crannies, as well as the sense of history in them.


The artist standing in front of paintings hanging in an exhibition.

My work is in watercolour, and I paint in a traditional manner. The subtleties and challenges of the medium are the things that I find constantly absorbing.

I come from an artistic family and I have always had an interest in art of various kinds. I spent a short time following a more conventional career in agricultural research, but my creativity needed an outlet. I chose to take a different direction with my life, and I taught myself how to paint with watercolour.

I grew up in the south of England, but my mother was Scottish, which gave me a love of Scotland and its landscapes. I now live in Caithness, and my studio is on the edge of the wild and open Flow Country. I have shown my work throughout the Highland area, and have had buyers from the UK, USA and Europe. Since 2007, I have exhibited with the Society of Caithness Artists. In the first year I was fortunate to attract the attention of His Majesty King Charles III. Since then the King has become a regular patron and has built a large collection of my paintings at the Castle of Mey.


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