I am a self taught painter, living and working in the Scottish Borders. I’ve worked as a picture framer since I left school, specialising in hand finishes and began painting in 2000.
I work mostly in acrylic, on canvas and board; occasionally creating texture with collage and gold leaf.
My landscapes are influenced by the coastlines and rolling hills of Galloway, where I spent a lot of my childhood. Whilst my still life paintings often feature elements of my own home and family collections. I don’t paint from life, but from accumulated memories and ideas formed over the years.
A great deal of my inspiration comes from various artists including the Scottish Colourists and the Glasgow Boys & Girls; along with the art deco, art nouveau and arts and craft movements.