A Sense of Place.
I’ve lived in East Lothian for many years and the area has certainly given me a genuine sense of place. I particularly appreciate and gain visual inspiration from the Lammermuir Hills. The landscape changes with the seasons and never fails to impress me. The sights and sounds are endlessly varied but one aspect of these hills that really endures is their solitude. The panoramic view of the East Lothian coastline from the hills reminds me of how visually striking the contrast between sea and land really is and I have a similar affinity with the shoreline and the sea.
Work from previous exhibitions
My paintings are mainly inspired by the landscape and coastline around where I live in East Lothian.
The shoreline, flat coastal plain and Lammermuir Hills continually inspire me to experiment with colour texture and mixed-media in an attempt to capture an overall sense and atmosphere of the place as opposed to reproducing a direct, graphic likeness.
I utilise a variety of materials in my work such as paint, tissue paper and metallic foil to create a range of both opaque and translucent surfaces which I build up in layers to create specific images which portray a sense of and time and place as well as weather and season.