My practice is a continuation of drawings and paintings on paper; an observation of the ever-changing forms and surfaces of the North Sea - magnificent in its power and beauty - fleeting images of urban graffiti provide a contrasting background to some of the images.
I am presently working on small on-site drawings of the Portobello kilns and surrounding area which I am developing into larger scale paintings. The kilns currently stand in the midst of a construction site of new low-rise flats, and the engineering equipment which is present shall feature in some of the work.
My drawings and sketches begin outside and are developed into larger works in the studio, or left in their raw and primal state. I am currently working towards a solo pre-festival exhibition at St. Margaret's house in 2015.
A continuation of a series of small and larger scale paintings related to the tanker/frigate image. Using on-site drawings of urban seascapes and occasional references to figuration.
I am amazed, in awe and delighted to witness the changing lights, depths and colours of the North Sea which lash onto my everyday walks; similarly delighted is my collie dog who pummels a furious trail down the sand towards any winged creature spotted on the distant horizon.
These vastly changing environments make working outside extremely challenging, and I am hugely indebted to the wonderful seascapes of Joan Eardley and her utter commitment in overcoming and embracing working en plein air in Scotland.