Carnoustie Library Exhibition, Inverbervie Open Exhibition, solo at the offices of Inspire/Aberdeen
I have been painting in South Aberdeenshire since 2001, inspired by the local land- and seascape: the view of big skies and changeable seas from the cliffs of coastal Kinneff, where I live, or the deep red earth of the Mearns.
In my paintings I try to capture both stillness and motion (often linked with the emotion evoked) - and maybe these are not so much opposites as two sides of the same coin, seeking the core of the subject. I also produce vibrant abstracts and most recently I have been experimenting with stark bl/wh, rather minimalist, painting.
A lot of my work is done in acrylic on board, rather than on canvas, calling for a different kind of technique. Painting to me is a challenge, a journey, and each work seems to proceed along its own path, often taking me by surprise.