I live in a small village in Dumfriesshire in South West Scotland, and work from my studio at home. My drawing and painting is inspired by the natural environment and my current pieces include the inspiring Scottish landscape and wildlife as well as figurative art and portraits.
My approach to painting and drawing has always been loose and impressionistic. I work quickly and aim to capture the essence of the subject I am working on and to suggest detail, light and movement throughout.
My work has been shown in various venues including a number of galleries in East Anglia and in Scotland, including the Godfreys Store (Lowestoft), the Swallowtail Gallery (Colitshall), the Ottersburn Gallery (Dumfries), the Tolbooth Art Centre (Kirkcudbright), Gracefield Arts Centre (Dumfries), Thomas Tosh Gallery (Thornhill Arts), the Parallax Art Fair in Chelsea, London, Admiral Antiques (New Abbey), the Natonal Scottish Showcase Gallery (Kirkudbright), Cut the Mustard Gallery in Langholm, Dancing Light Gallery in West Linton near Edinburgh, the Workshop Gallery (Castle Douglas), Elegance (Lockerbie) and the Yellow Door Gallery (Dumfries).
There are many artists I admire and whose work has influenced me over the years, too many to mention, but they include Whistler, Homer, Andrew Weyth and Joan Eardley.
I am a professional member of the Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society and exhibit with them at events throughout the year. I regularly show work in Elegance, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire. I am also a member of and show work at the Yellow Door Gallery, a co-operative of artists in Dumfries.
As well as the works shown on this website, other paintings can be seen at Art Gallery.co.uk and Saatchi online, at the Yellow Door Gallery in Dumfries and Elegance, Lockerbie.
Most of the work listed under the Galleries is for sale. If you are interested in seeing more of any of the paintings on this site, or would like any further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Currently exhibiting at:
Gracefield Arts Centre
Dumfries & Galloway Fine Art Society
Summer Exhibition 2018
Lockerbie High Street, Lockerbie
Monday - Saturday 10-5
Yellow Door Gallery
16 Queen Street
Tuesday - Saturday 10-5.30