I was born in Scotland in 1979. Predominantly a landscape and seascape painter, my primary focus is the Scottish coast. This comes from childhood family holidays visiting coastal towns and villages coupled with a love for beaches and harbours I share with my wife Carla.
I compliment my own childhood memories with a focus on the forms of nature coupled with the play of light and shadow, sunrise and sunsets in particular, evoking a sense of nostalgia and dreamlike reflection.
Locations used in my paintings include Barra in the Outer Hebrides and St Andrews and the Scottish east coast among others.
Working mostly in oils, my aim is to develop a loose alla prima style with impasto moments and mark making.
My influences are wide and varied, and include the Bravura Masters; Sargent, Zorn and Sorolla; The French Impressionists and the Romantics such as Monet, Sisley, Turner and Aivazovsky. A few of my contemporary influences include the Putney Painters, namely Richard Schmid, Nancy Guzik and Robert Liberace; also Steve Huston, Barry John Raybould.
My work is included in several private collections across the UK and I have exhibited internationally for ArtCrasher in Los Angeles and Merlino Bottega d'Arte in Florence.