I feel a strong connection with the sea. So, it's not surprising that seascapes form the basis of most of my paintings, created from a mix of observation, memory and imagination. I love to bring out the abstract qualities using bold colours and strong light. I paint on silk which is a great medium because of the way in which the colours move around and interact with each other, creating vibrant, evocative images. Harris, Lewis and St Kilda are a constant source of inspiration.