I was born in Orkney in 1958 and I have lived and worked as an artist here in the islands since finishing art school in London in 1985 where I graduated in book illustration.
Over the years I have primarily painted using watercolours but more recently I have moved into mixed media using collage, found items, watercolour and acrylics. Some of my work is abstract, while other paintings such as landscapes and birds tend to be more traditional.
My inspiration comes from my love of the Orkney Landscape, its flowers, nature and shoreline and I never tire of the changing light and colour that exists all around me. I especially love the blue's of the wide open Orkney sky and the greens in the landscape interspersed with wildflowers like red poppies and purple foxgloves.
I sell limited edition prints in runs of 200 through my website which come with a signed and numbered authentication certificate.
I have also exhibited and sold work in galleries throughout the UK and in particular the The Royal Society of Scottish Painters annual exhibition.